by: Manuel Bojorquez Updated:
HENRY COUNTY, Ga.,None - Deputies are trying to determine how a loaded pistol ended up on Henry County High School property.
After school Tuesday, members of the high school's baseball team found the weapon on top of the visitors' dugout, according a Henry County Sheriff's Department incident report.
A deputy wrote the gun was still loaded, but had jammed.
"Once we learned about it, we immediately sent out a letter to alert the parents," said Henry County Schools spokesman J.D. Hardin.
"We don't know a lot right now, we just know it was found, of course, and it was turned over to the authorities," he told Channel 2's Manuel Bojorquez.
Hardin said students did not handle the weapon and immediately reported the discovery to their coach.
He added that while it was not found near buildings or classrooms, the baseball field is still considered school property, and therefore, a no-weapons area.
"That's dangerous ... who would put it there?" said 11th-grader Legacy Parker.
She does not believe it belonged to a student.
"Whoever brought it, I don't [think] they come to the school, so it might be someone from the outside world," Parker said.
The Henry County Sheriff's Department is looking into where the gun came from.
The school district is asking for the public's help in solving this case.
"We're just hoping anyone with information will come forward and let us know how it might have gotten where it was," Hardin said.