2 Students arrested for gun at Dade County High

UPDATE: Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross says the gun in question was an (unloaded) .38 revolver.

The two students were 17 year old males, who were charged with Possession of a Firearm on School Property.

“There was no indication of a threat toward the school, any student, or any staff member.”

He says the incident was spotted by an observant Assistant Principal, who said the pair were “acting odd.”

“Sheriff Ray Cross wants the youth in this county to know that these types of incidents are extremely serious, and will be dealt with as such. Like the threat at the high school from two days ago, any incident involving threats or weapons in the school system will be prosecuted to the fullest extent that Georgia law allows. He wants everyone to know that these types of bad decisions can have lifelong consequences, and you must think before you act.”

The Sheriff plans to release their names and file additional charges against the teens.


TRENTON, Georgia (WDEF) Dade County deputies have arrested two students for bringing a gun to the High School this morning.

One was buying it from the other.

No threats were made and no one was hurt.

Here is the message that Superintendent Dr. Jan Harris released to parents.

“Parents, today a student brought an unloaded gun to Dade County High School. Another student purchased this gun. The unloaded gun was confiscated without incident. Both students have been arrested and will be prosecuted. The DCHS administration is to be commended for quickly discovering this firearm and quickly handling this situation.”

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