EGHS on lock-down; rumor of unidentified person with gun threatens school

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By Angye Morrison

UPDATE 3:20 P.M.:

A 16-year-old East Gadsden High School student was arrested this morning and charged with possession of a firearm on a school campus and possession of a concealed weapon. The weapon was found in the student's backpack, but he had not taken it out.

Forty-five students were sent home as a precaution.

The student brought the weapon to school on the heels of a rumored possible fight that involved the student's cousin. By noon, all the students were back in class, but many parents did come and take their children home.

School principal Rosalyn Smith said everything is safe and students are safe.

For more details on this story, see the Gadsden County Times on Thursday in print or online.

The Gadsden County Times received a call at about 12:30 p.m. today that East Gadsden High School is on lock-down, possibly due to an unidentified person with a gun.

The caller said the person was on campus and was threatening to shoot someone.

The Times is on site and will have more details as they become available.