Teen in Grady shooting may face more charges



ATLANTA - The teen at the center of a shooting at a midtown Atlanta school may soon be facing more charges.

Police said 17-year-old Morgan Tukes accidentally shot herself in the thigh at Grady High School last week. It happened outside the school building Wednesday morning. Police said Tukes dropped her pink .380 Taurus handgun after the shooting.

Investigators now believe the gun found at Grady had been stolen. They said the serial numbers on the weapon were filed down.

Police detectives are also trying to see if a shooting on Boulevard a few days before has anything to do with Tukes carrying the gun to school. They are working to rule out gang involvement in the case.

Meanwhile, security at the school remains tight. Channel 2’s Ryan Young was at the school as an Atlanta police officer patrolled the front door Tuesday afternoon.

“The lines are long just to get in the door now,” student Phillip Steadman told Young.

But some parents, including Martha Stovall, believe there are still holes in security.

“Not everybody has to go through the metal detectors. If you come late, you can come in another door,” Stovall said.

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