Gwinnett County

19-year-old arrested after bringing shotgun to Gwinnett County high school football game

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A 19-year-old is now facing gun charges after police caught him walking around a Gwinnett County school with a shotgun.

Channel 2′s Audrey Washington was at Archer High School Wednesday, where police said Brian Garfield Fort was spotted on campus with a shotgun during a football game last month.

A school resource officer stopped him and demanded Fort put the gun down, which he did. When the officer searched him, he found two more guns.

Fort is now facing weapons charges.


In a statement the school’s principal said in part:

“To be clear, the person who was arrested will face criminal charges for having weapons on school property. I also want to make clear; he is not an archer high student. Weapons have no place in our school or at our sporting events. It is not only against school district policy, it is against the law.”

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Washington asked some students Wednesday whether they feel safe returning to a school game.

“No.” “It’s hard to believe that my life is threatened every single day or any day somebody brings a shotgun or any kind of gun to school,” student Wesley Harper said.

“Now that he’s arrested, I feel safer,” student Sydney Addison said.

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The school’s principal said Fort is not a student at Archer and that guns are not tolerated on campus.

It’s still unclear why the suspect brought the guns to the school.


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