A Creekview High School student was arrested for bringing a handgun onto school grounds Monday, according to authorities.
In a letter that was sent home with Creekview students Tuesday (and is attached to this article), Principal Dr. Adrian Thomason said that the incident, "reinforces the need for school staff, students and parents to work together in reminding everyone that all types of weapons are explicitly prohibited at school under School Board Policy and Georgia law."
According to Thomason's letter, authorities were unaware of the handgun being on campus until notified by a parent Monday evening. Authorities investigated the claim, and have since determined that a student did have a "small caliber weapon" on school property during the school day.
Investigators have since determined that the gun was not accompanied by any ammunition and there were no attempts made by the student to hurt anyone, but Thomason said it was still a "serious violation" of the law and that the situation is "being dealt with accordingly." The student has been arrested by Cherokee County School District police.
Thomason stressed that the first priority of Creekview's administration is the safety of its students and staff. Administrators have taken many measures to ensure that the Creekview learning environment is a safe one.
The principal is asking parents to talk with their children about the incident, and to remind them to reach out to teachers or staff at school if they feel unsafe.
Anyone with further questions regarding the incident can contact Thomason at 770-720-7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.