Police locked down the 2,300-student Woodstock High School after receiving a tip that a student had run away from home the night before and planned to take three guns to school, Cherokee County Sheriff's Sgt. Jay Baker said. The lockdown ended after two hours.
Baker said the two students were taken into custody not long after the lockdown began. He said a handgun was found in a school bathroom and two assault rifles with 200 rounds of ammunition were found in the home of 17-year-old Forest McCord Busby, who faces several charges including possession of a weapon on school grounds and possession of a weapon by a person under 18.
Baker said the second person arrested, a 15-year-old, faces charges including possession of a weapon on school grounds, three counts of theft by taking and being a runaway.
Baker said a third student, 17, who is believed to be involved, did not show up at school. He also said no one was injured.
"We don't know what the goal or intent was," Baker said. "We have found no threat against the school or to hurt anybody."
Two other nearby schools also were placed on lockdown while authorities searched Woodstock High School for guns: Woodstock Middle School and Etowah High School.
Woodstock is about 25 miles north of Atlanta.