Teen charged with bringing a gun to school

By Web Staff – email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) –  Police arrest a student at East Columbus Magnet Academy after school officials find a loaded gun in his backpack.

The 8th grader is charged with carrying a weapon on school property and possession of a handgun by a person under 18.

According to police reports, the 14 year old says he brought the gun to school after a girl he had been fighting with said her brother was going to beat him up after school on Friday.

He claims the gun, owned by his father, was for self-protection.

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