Gun found at Thomson High School

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A 15-year-old Thomson High School student is being detained at the Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center after a gun was found Thursday afternoon in his book bag at the school.

McDuffie County Schools Superintendent Mark Petersen said the handgun was unloaded and the student was taken in a McDuffie school system security car to YDC.

A spokesperson with the Thomson City Police Department said Friday the department had not been called concerning the incident, and no report had been filed. Dr. Petersen said the juvenile, whose name wasn't released, would have a hearing before a judge in McDuffie County Monday morning.

“And we’ll see what happens to him,” Dr. Petersen said. “And he’ll be going through our tribunal system. He won’t be back in our school.”

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jasonpilgrim 10/03/08 - 09:00 pm
Wow 15 yrs. old and with a

Wow 15 yrs. old and with a handgun @ school.... Very scary!!!

a different drum
a different drum 10/03/08 - 09:56 pm
The article says the gun was

The article says the gun was not loaded. What is scary about an unloaded gun? What if he had a photograph of a loaded gun? Boys have always been curious about guns and everything else dangerous. Was he planning to shoot someone? He is crazy for taking it to school – of course that's probably where he got it. At that age children don't think about the law. If he doesn’t get a criminal record -- he might get drafted in a few years (if Obama gets in) and the army will put a gun in his hands.

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