• No charges filed after student brings loaded gun to school


    SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities say no charges will be filed in the case of a 4-year-old Spalding County student who brought a loaded handgun to school.

    Spalding County Sheriff's investigators announced their decision in a news release Tuesday.

    The incident happened Aug. 27 at Jordan Hill Elementary School.

    "Investigators conducted a thorough investigation into this matter and after presenting the case to the District Attorney's Office, no charges will be filed," said Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam.

    The gun was found by the student's teacher after another student told him about it. The book bag was immediately taken to the school's principal and police were called.

    A phone message went out to parents of Jordan Hill students saying a preschool student at the school had a loaded handgun in their book bag. A district representative said officials had also planned on sending a letter to parents.

    The student's parents were called and the student has been disciplined, school officials said.

    The school's principal said the students in the school were not in danger at any time.

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