• 2 guns found in 2 days at middle school in Gwinnett County

    By: Matt Johnson

    Updated:

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Gwinnett County schools confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that another gun has been found at Shiloh Middle School – just one day after the same thing happened at the same school.

    The principal said the student who was found with a gun Monday at the school had passed off a second gun to another student, and they had placed the gun somewhere on campus not in a building.

    School officials confirmed to Channel 2’s Matt Johnson a criminal investigation is currently underway into the situation. 

    "My kid won't be at school tomorrow," said Kaitlin Chancer, a mother who's son attends the school. 

    Chancer and other parents earned about the development Tuesday evening.

    The school principal told them the student who was arrested for bringing a gun to school on Monday actually gave a second weapon for another student to hide on campus.


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    "That was the first thing I thought, wow they were planning something, what were they planning," Chancer said.

    The district said the second gun was somewhere on campus that was not in a building.

    School officials said they found out about it when the first student arrested revealed he took two guns from home.

    Some parents said they wanted to know immediately after school police recovered the gun.

    "I would have went and got my son from school," said Keisha Holloway.

    Johnson obtained a copy of a recording the principal sent out that reassured parents about the school's response.

    "You have my assurance that we will act quickly and efficiently when an issue is reported to us at school," Dr. Eli Welch could be heard saying in the recording.

    Other concerns parents have are with how the first student was able to steal two guns from home.

    "I think the parents should actually secure their weapons," said parent Anna Menefee.

    Both students face criminal and disciplinary charges, and parents said a recording about what happened isn't enough.

    "I want to know where the accountability is," Chancer said.

    Parents are furious, they said their principal did not do enough to warn them about a gun at school.

     

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