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.