“Trion City Schools initiated a lockdown of its campus today at approximately 12 noon when a sixth-grade student was found to have an unloaded pistol in a backpack. As soon as this situation was discovered, the Trion Police Department and the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department were contacted. The Sheriff, Deputies, and the School System’s Resource Officer immediately responded on campus. Law enforcement officials searched lockers, interviewed students, and positioned deputies in multiple locations on campus to ensure the safety of everyone on campus at the time of this incident.
“The student with the unloaded weapon has been arrested. Throughout this incident, all school system safety protocols were followed. The school system was taken off of lockdown by 1:00 PM.
“We appreciate the quick response by the Trion Police Department and the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department. The student is being turned over to juvenile justice and the investigation is continuing with both the Trion Police Department and the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department.”