UPDATE: Terrell Co. High gun had three live rounds

Published: Dec. 12, 2016 at 9:36 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 13, 2016 at 11:52 AM EST
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Willie Ware (Source: WALB)
Willie Ware (Source: WALB)

TERRELL CO., GA (WALB) - Two teenagers have been taken into custody after a weapon was recovered at Terrell County High School.

According to the Terrell County Sheriff's Office, two kids under 17 were brought in after the school resource officer was notified about a weapon on campus.

Officials said there was a gun involved and that the weapon was recovered at the school.

Parents in Terrell County are shocked to hear that a student brought a gun to school. "That's very shocking to me, it's really for all for the kids, for our kids safety. You know scary moments to many stuff going on around the world anyway," said Willie Ware.

UPDATE:  Officials said a 16-year-old student and a 14-year-old student are being charged with carrying a weapon in a school safety zone, criminal use of altered ID, and possession of a firearm by a minor.

A tip was given at the school that a student had a gun. The school resource officer and the school principal went into a classroom where they search approximately 10 students' backpacks.  They found nothing.  Then they saw a backpack underneath a student's desk that had not been searched.  When they searched the backpack, they found a revolver wrapped in a coat.

The gun had three live rounds and two discharged rounds. The serial number on the gun had been scratched off.  Also inside the backpack were papers with the 16-year-old student's name on them.

The 16-year-old student claims the bag was not his and that the 14-year-old brought the gun to school.  The 16-year-old said he didn't know the gun was in the backpack.

Both juveniles were taken to a Youth Detention Center where they will be until a hearing is scheduled.

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