18-year-old arrested for having gun in school zone

Published 7:41 pm Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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An 18-year-old was arrested Tuesday for having a firearm in a school zone.

Hunter Martin, of Hogansville, had a firearm inside of his vehicle on the campus of the Troup County School Career Center, located at 220 Fort Drive, according to the press release. The LaGrange Police Department said it arrested the student and seized the firearm without incident.

The LPD responded to the scene at 1:31 p.m.

According to the LPD, there was no evidence obtained during the investigation that Martin removed the “hunting” style firearm from the vehicle or had any plan to use the weapon in an offensive manner. Martin was transported to the Troup County Jail and booked for possessing a weapon within a school safety zone.