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Gun Found at Orchard Knob Middle School


BB Gun Found at Orchard Knob

A school lock down was initiated earlier this morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. at Orchard Knob Middle School. The Assistant Principal received information of a possible weapon on school property and then immediately contacted Deputy Breeland Kilgore, School Resource Officer assigned to the school.

Deputy Kilgore initiated an investigation into the allegation and found a black, loaded B B gun in a backpack belonging to a thirteen year old student. As the investigation progressed additional information was gathered that another weapon was supposedly on school property. The decision was made at that time to initiate a lock down of the school. A search was made of the school and no other weapon was found but a resale amount of suspected marijuana was found on four students.

The end result of this incident was one thirteen year old student charged with Carrying a Weapon on School Property and four students ages twelve, thirteen and fourteen years old were charged with Possession of Marijuana for Resale. All students involved were in the 8th grade.

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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