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Student with loaded gun arrested at Clarke Central High School


By Joe Johnson

A student was recently arrested at Clarke County High School when he was found to be in possession of a loaded gun.

Athens-Clarke County police Lt. Shaun Barnett said the incident happened on Feb. 13, when school district police contacted ACCPD to report a student possibly being in possession of a firearm.

"The ACCPD officer and CCSD officer made contact with the student and located a handgun," said Barnett, ACCPD's public information officer."With the handgun was a magazine with 11 rounds of ammunition."

At the direction of the state Department of Juvenile Justice, police detained the 16-year-old boy and turned him over to the Clarke County Sheriff's Office, Barnett said.

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