Middle school student brings gun to school

May 4, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---A 14-year-old Spirit Creek Middle School student is in some big trouble for having a gun at school.

Richmond County BOE officers were told the student had a gun, but once they approached him, he ran into nearby woods. When he came out of the woods, he did not have a gun on him.

Richmond County Sheriff's investigators later found the gun.

The student is being charged with having a gun on school property. He is suspended pending a hearing and has been turned over to his parents.

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  • by stack Location: augusta on Jan 9, 2008 at 06:26 AM
    man my homeboy gets cought with weed at 16 and goes to YDC and this cat gets a gun charge n gets handed over to his parents? RC cops dont know how to do there job
  • by Rick Location: Hephzibah on Oct 10, 2007 at 06:04 PM
    Pursuant to georgia law this 14 year old child was supposed to be locked up at RYDC for possession of a firearm by someone less than 21 years of age..one more episode of RCBOE not doing the job according to law.....
  • by S. Location: Augusta on Aug 29, 2007 at 03:49 PM
    I think that is wrong that he only got turned over to his parents,He should've got locked up.I know someone who only had a pocket knife 2 use in self defense and she had to go to YDC,He had a gun and only got suspended and turned over to his parents.Now I think something should be done about that.
  • by shannon connely Location: school on May 16, 2007 at 08:17 AM
    he needs to be locked up for a while. his parents needs to kick rocks.
  • by Chris on May 10, 2007 at 10:15 PM
    My child attends this school, too. Every single day I drop her off, it scares me to think what could happen that day. What students these days accept as a norm is something most adults couldn't deal with on a daily basis. The frequent lockdowns and threat of voilence is a fact of life for them.
  • by Chris Location: Augusta on May 10, 2007 at 10:10 PM
    Don't be so sure the "kid" didn't buy the gun. As to what Kayla said about his parents needing to "get onto him". Should they wag their finger at him and say..bad boy? Saying they should get onto him sounds like he brought a stuffed animal to school.
  • by Kayla Location: Thomson, GA on May 8, 2007 at 05:50 AM
    The kid new better to bring the gun to school and his parents need to get onto him because he new better
  • by precious on May 7, 2007 at 03:14 PM
    mi child also does attend this school as well and i also to think that they should have metal detectors as well wen it comes down to our children and were did this young man get this gun from and i must say middle school is outrageous
  • by saundra Location: augusta on May 7, 2007 at 12:08 PM
    My child also attends this school and it has brought to my attention that there are no metal detectors in place and the search only consists of bookbags in light of this incident I think all precautions should be taken where our children are concerned
  • by Rachel Location: Augusta on May 5, 2007 at 09:15 AM
    If the incident that just happened in Virginia.All schools should have harsh consequences for students who bring weapons to school.My children attend this school.The middle school and others have more problems than our high school .
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