Chamblee Charter HS student detained for gun on campus

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Chamblee police have arrested and detained a 16-year-old student for having a gun on the campus of Chamblee Charter High School.

No shots were fired and there were no reports of injuries, authorities said.
Chamblee police said someone across the street spotted the student and called 911. The student ran, but officers caught him. They found two handguns on the student at the time. The student then led police to a stash of weapons in the woods, along with a suspicious package. Police are investigating the contents inside.

A bomb squad was called to the school before a lockdown was lifted just before 4 p.m.

Channel 2's Mike Petchenik spoke to the parent of a 10th-grade student who had recently transferred to the school. She was relieved to reunite with her son, but concerned for his safety.

"We moved here because we thought it was going to be a little safer, but apparently not," April Ortiz said.

A student described the moments when the school was placed on lockdown.
"They locked us down and we went to the back of the classroom. They turned off the lights and everything and we just sat there for about 40 minutes, I believe," Jerrid Brewer told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh.

Stay with Channel 2 Action News beginning at 4 and for live updates on this developing story.

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