Teen arrested at Wheeler High School had loaded gun, documents show

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A teen arrested at a Cobb County high school last week was armed with a loaded gun, new documents show.

Rolando Moore was taken into custody at Wheeler High School Friday after a code red lockdown. Police said the 17-year-old had a 9 mm handgun without a license.

The gun was loaded with seven rounds, according to arrest warrants obtained by Channel 2 Action News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Moore is charged with possessing a 9 mm handgun without a license, a misdemeanor charge, as well as boarding a school bus with a concealed weapon and carrying a weapon within a school safety zone, both felonies.


Channel 2's Sophia Choi spoke with students and parents as they left school Tuesday. Safety of the students and staff are on the minds of everyone.

"My daughters made it through the day, but once they got in the car, tears started running. They kept it together in front of their peers, but the fear that they had was unreal," Tacarra Chisem told Choi.

School leaders started investigating after they heard a rumor on Friday about someone threatening Wheeler High School. The school went on the highest level Code 3 lockdown as police searched.

Students at the school told Channel 2 Action News they sheltered in place during the lockdown.

“All doors are locked. Windows are covered. Everybody is quiet. Phones off. Everybody away from windows and doors,” said student Lavar Lesure.

Police found the 9 mm Glock handgun inside Moore's backpack. The judge gave the student a $25,000 bond but he is still behind bars four days after his arrest.