The fight at The New Schools at Carver happened one day after the gun was found, though police don’t believe the gun had anything to do with the brawling, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported .
Police say a revolver was found in a 16-year-old girl’s purse on Tuesday. The gun, which was wrapped in a blue bandanna and a hair bonnet, contained two rounds. She told police she was holding the gun for a fellow student, a boy who police describe as a known gang member.
Police say about 20 students fought in front of Carver shortly after exiting school buses Wednesday morning.
Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said school resource officers called for additional officers and had to deploy pepper spray to stop the fighting. Paramedics were called to the school to treat students for minor injuries.
“At this time, it appears that the fight was between members of two neighborhoods and the Atlanta Police Gang Unit was called to investigate,” Campos said.