NRI Pulse Staff Report
Atlanta, GA, February 16, 2018: As thousands attended a vigil yesterday to mourn the 17 victims who were slaughtered by a 19-year-old former student at a high school in Florida, closer to home, a Gwinnett County high school student is facing charges after being caught with a gun inside the school.
A school administrator at Lanier High School received a tip and that a student may have a weapon on campus. The school administration moved quickly to investigate and during the search, a gun was found in a student’s possession.
In addition to criminal charges for having a weapon on campus, the student also will face disciplinary action.
School principal Christopher Martin sent this letter to parents about the situation.
“As you know, we take our students’ safety very seriously at Lanier High School. As principal, I wanted to make you aware of a situation that occurred today (Thursday). Our administrators received a tip that a student may have a weapon on campus. We moved quickly to investigate and during our search we did find that a student had a gun in his possession. In addition to criminal charges for having a weapon on campus, the student also will face disciplinary action.
News of a weapon on campus us unsettling for us, especially in light of the tragic events yesterday (Wednesday) in Florida. As you all know, we have security measures in place at our school. However, we can never underestimate the role we all, students, parents and teacher, play in keeping our school safe and in contributing to the overall success of our school. Thank you to those who reported information about the situation as it allowed us to address this quickly and efficiently. I encourage you to continue to come to us when there are concerns that relate to student safety. Thank you for your continued support.”