Loaded gun found at LaGrange High, two students arrested

Published 12:30 pm Friday, August 12, 2022

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Two students have been arrested after a loaded gun was found at LaGrange High School, according to a press release from the Troup County School System.

The gun was found in the purse of a 17-year-old student, per TCSS. An anonymous tip from a parent was provided to the administration that the student may have been in possession of a gun.

Two students were arrested by the LaGrange Police Department as a result of this incident, according to TCSS. At no time was there a threat made against anyone, according to TCSS. Principal Jamie Bozeman will notify parents of the incident by SendIt, the notification system used by the school system.

“We would like to thank our administrators, staff and law enforcement for addressing this situation quickly, thoroughly and responsibly as possible,” TCSS said in a statement. “This is a good reminder that weapons of any kind or toys that look like weapons are not allowed on school grounds in the Troup County School System.”