GRADY CO., GA (WALB) - A lockdown at a Grady County school was due to a misunderstanding.
According to Superintendent Kermit Gilliard, a pellet gun was found during a search of bookbags at the Grady Educational Center.
Gilliard explained in a Facebook post that the center's director, Noni Brown, called 911 to request an officer when there was a misunderstanding with the operator and police as well as deputies were sent to the campus.
The school system said Cairo High School received a call to go on lockdown, but when officers arrived, they learned the pellet gun was already in Brown's possession and the lockdown was canceled.
Brown said the school has a no tolerance weapons policy and the student will be suspended for 10 days pending a tribunal.