Bibb Schools: Girl Hid Handgun in Her Clothes

2:41 PM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
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Bibb County school officials say they seized a gun this morning from a student at the Bloomfield Middle School.

In a news release, they say a female student hid a small-caliber handgun in her clothes.

The news release does not contain any further details on the case.

School risk management director David Gowan declined to answer further questions, such as the type of gun, whether it was loaded or further details on the student.

In a letter sent to parents, Principal Shannon Norfleet wrote that they searched the school after getting a tip around 10:30 a.m.

The news release says they found the weapon quickly and the girl admitted having the weapon.

"We did act on the information immediately and the gun was discovered very quickly so we never felt a need to go under any lockdown," says Gowan. "We identified the student and then regained possession of the gun."

The school quickly resumed normal operations, according to the school district.

Their news release says they are in touch with juvenile authorities about the case.

Parents were notified of the case by letter and automated message.


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