5 students arrested at Swainsboro High School after gun rumor

Reports of a gun on campus at Swainsboro High School on Thursday led to a school lockdown and the arrest of five students.


A Swainsboro High administrator was told at 10 a.m. that a student might have a handgun on school property, according to an Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The student suspected of having the gun was isolated, and the school was placed on lockdown for about three hours while authorities searched for a weapon.

Officers didn’t find a gun but found out that gang activity among students led to the rumor of a weapon on campus.

Five juvenile students were arrested and will face charges related to gang affiliation. Their names were not released.



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