ATHENS, Ga. - Police arrested a 13-year-old middle school student accused of bringing a gun to a high school football game.
Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes learned the incident happened at Clarke Central High School on Friday.
Someone told police the student had a gun, and police then confronted the teen and later arrested him.
School officials told Fernandes the student was disciplined, but by law they couldn't confirm if he was expelled or not.
School officials said that they are looking into several different options to improve security on their campus.
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Talithia Brown has three children in the Clarke County school district in Athens and said she was surprised to hear the news.
“We really don’t have problems like that here,” Brown said.
Sunchana Pavlic attends Clarke Central and she said it's terrifying to know that a student could have a gun on campus so easily. But she also said guns are easy to get.
“You can buy a gun at Walmart, like we do have access to these things and our parents do, and a 13-year-old student doesn’t really know anything,” Pavlic said.
She hopes the student learns from his mistake and hopes he'll still be able to attend school in the future.
“We need to take into account, like, the circumstances of these individuals who do these things and really ask ourselves why they’re doing them, instead of, ‘Oh, you’re going to jail,’” Pavlic said.
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