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More charges filed in Cook High School gun incident

Police confronted Guthrie in the school cafeteria but he fled to the parking lot Police confronted Guthrie in the school cafeteria but he fled to the parking lot
ADEL, GA (WALB) -

More charges have been filed against the Cook County High School student accused of bringing a loaded gun to school.

17 year-old Austin Guthrie is now charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, terroristic threats, and possession of a pistol by someone under 18. He is also charged with carrying a weapon within a school safety zone, which he was initially charged with after his arrest on September 17th.

Guthrie was arrested on September 17th after his grandmother called police and said he may try to bring a gun to school because he was upset with his girlfriend. Guthrie initially ran from police when they tried to confront him in the school cafeteria around 7:30 a.m. on the morning of the 17th, but he was caught and arrested moments later in the parking lot. 

When police arrested Guthrie, they found a loaded .22 caliber pistol in a bag that he had with him.

Guthrie remained in the Cook County Jail Monday night. The Cook County Sheriff's Office is continuing to conduct follow up interviews related to the incident, but the sheriff's office would not specify Monday whether further charges may be filed.

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