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Posted: August 18, 2011

Student Pulls Loaded Gun On Campus

Channel 2 Action News

By Veronica Waters


A middle school student is in custody after pulling a loaded gun on his classmates.

It happened at Salem Middle School in DeKalb County Thursday morning.  Officials say students were going from their lockers to classrooms, when two students reported to administrators a student had brought a gun inside the building.

Authorities say it was shown in a bathroom and it was pointed at another student.  At this time, it isn't clear if it was pointed intended to shoot or pointed intended to show it off.

WSB's Jon Lewis reports the student was located about 20 minutes later.  The gun was found hidden in the cafeteria.

DeKalb County Schools spokesman Rodney Jenkins tells WSB no one was hurt.

School officials will be sending a note home to parents detailing the incident at Salem Middle, located at 5333 Salem Road in Lithonia.

The school was not placed on lockdown, said Jenkins, because school security handled the situation quickly.

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