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An Athens-Clarke County police car in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (Photo/Caroline Barnes)

A pistol was confiscated from a student’s backpack at Clarke Central High School on Sept. 4, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police Department press release.

According to the ACCPD release, the student, a 15-year-old male, was taken into custody and transported to juvenile detention. A juvenile complaint for possession of a weapon on school grounds was filed against the student.

The School Resource Officer confiscated the gun after administrators and the officer “located and isolated the student,” according to the ACCPD release.

The gun was reported when a student notified a teacher that another student was in possession of a gun, according to a Clarke County School District press release.

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