Dawson student arrested with pistol at school

Dawson student arrested with pistol at school

DAWSON, GA (WALB) - A junior at Terrell County High School was found with a firearm in his possession Tuesday, and arrested.

18-year-old Shawntavious Polite was arrested late Tuesday afternoon at Terrell County High School in Dawson, where he is a student, and charged with carrying a weapon within a school safety zone.

Authorities say he was carrying a .22 caliber pistol on his person.

Polite doesn't appear to have any prior issues with the law.

Polite is in the Terrell County jail.

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