14-year-old student arrested with gun, knives at LHS

| May 13, 2016


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Release from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office

VALDOSTA – On Thursday morning, a deputy assigned as a school resource officer at Lowndes High School was alerted by a student of another student who had brought a handgun to school.

The deputy immediately located the 14-year-old student of the school and took possession of their book bag.

The deputy searched the book bag and located a .22 caliber handgun and 2 knives. The student was detained without incident and the weapons were seized. During the investigation the deputies learned there was no specific threat to the school, any one person or reason to believe anyone else was involved.

The student, whose name will not be released due to their age was arrested and has since been detained at the Thomasville Youth Detention Center.

Sheriff Chris Prine commented saying “Actions such as this is the reason we have placed a school resource officer in each school. It is sad we have to take such measures but the safety of our children is of the upmost importance.”

Lowndes County School issued the following statement:

A Lowndes High School student was found in possession of a .22 caliber handgun. This incident occurred yesterday (May 12) on the school bus. The gun was not loaded and no ammunition was found. The situation was dealt with swiftly and appropriately.

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4 Comments on "14-year-old student arrested with gun, knives at LHS"

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  1. Juanita cook says:

    Hey I think that the seniors who pulled that prank on the school should not be able to graduate because that is just wrong everyone is the same

  2. No name says:

    He wanna fix this but that isn’t a problem bc a child with a gun at school should be handled but prine wanna cover up evidence f or white ppl that killed Kendrick Johnson really I guess he only care about the whites bc they still and i still don’t understand how Kendrick fell in those Matt’s with his shoes off really gtfoh

  3. Rex Reed says:

    A student death (KJ), guns and knives in school, vandalism last night and during the school day today, a lock down at an elementary school, a loaded 38 at the board of education, what is going on!?!

  4. Virginia Davis says:

    Concern…. What About KJ?????????…Smh….