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Two teens put behind bars on gun charges

Eduardo Rodriguez and David Gonzalez were arrested yesterday after several students reported the realistic looking gun to administrators. Eduardo Rodriguez and David Gonzalez were arrested yesterday after several students reported the realistic looking gun to administrators.
Steve Jones, PIO for Thomas County Sheriff's Office Steve Jones, PIO for Thomas County Sheriff's Office
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Two 19 year old students from Thomas County Central High School are free on bond tonight, accused of bringing a pellet gun to school.

Eduardo Rodriguez and David Gonzalez were arrested yesterday after several students reported the realistic looking gun to administrators.

Officials found the gun in the car of one of the suspects.

They say the pellet gun is not a firearm, but it is considered a weapon under Georgia law.

"It looks like a real gun, it functions like a real gun, it fires some type of object, not a plastic pellet," said public information officer Steve Jones "If someone was shot by one of these projectiles close enough, its going to cause some damage not just putting an eye out it would penetrate skin; this thing is not a toy."

Rodriguez and Gonzalez were charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds.

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