DeKalb’s Cross Keys High School student arrested for weapon

The student was transported to the DeKalb County Juvenile Detention Center.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A student at Cross Keys High School in DeKalb County was arrested on Tuesday after administrators said they discovered a weapon in their backpack.

The student is facing charges and has been taken to DeKalb County Juvenile Detention Center, according to a district official.

Principal Brittany Cunningham sent a letter to parents following the incident.

“Today, one of our students brought a weapon to school, which was found following an administrative search. No one was threatened or harmed in any way,” he said. she declared.

While the student faces charges, Cunningham also said the specific disciplinary action taken cannot be discussed at this time.

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“We take these types of situations very seriously and this kind of behavior will not be tolerated.” She says. “While I am unable to discuss the specifics of this incident, appropriate disciplinary and enforcement action will be taken.”

The school has scheduled a parents’ meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Media Center to address the incident.

Cross Keys High School made headlines last week when the DeKalb County facility was closed following reports of a weapon discharge in the area. Officers were ultimately unable to find any evidence that a firearm had been discharged after a 911 caller reported hearing gunshots.

Martha K. Merrill