Floyd Police release statement on Weapon Recovered at Coosa

February 17th, 2022 – 5:00 PM

Floyd County Press Release –

Floyd County Police are investigating a Coosa student who brought a pellet gun to school Thursday. The weapon was recovered by a school resource officer without incident.

On February 17 a teacher received information that a student was in possession of a weapon at school.

The school resource officer was immediately notified and found the student in the cafeteria awaiting dismissal to class.

Contact was made with the 16-year-old sophomore, who was carrying a backpack where the weapon was concealed.

Officer Dale Johnson, Coosa SRO, described the weapon as an officially licensed black Glock airsoft pistol.

According to a release from Floyd County Schools, there was no CO2 cartridge or pellets, but “even without these components it is still considered to be an unloaded firearm.”

Potential charges include possession of a weapon on school grounds and disruption of a school.

Floyd County Schools said in a release to parents that any student in possession of a “weapon on school
property or at a school event will face disciplinary consequences.”

Floyd County Schools also released the following statement on the incident:

“Working in partnership with parents and our community to provide open communication and ensure the safety of all students, we wanted to inform you of an event that occurred today at Coosa High School. We received a report that a tenth-grade student brought an airsoft gun to school.

Administrators and the School Resource Officer took immediate action. Together we acted promptly to confiscate the weapon and begin disciplinary action. Upon investigation, it was found that there was no CO2 cartridge or pellets. Even without these components, it is still considered to be an unloaded firearm, and in violation of the Floyd County Board of Education policy and State law.  

It is Floyd County Board of Education policy that any student who brings a weapon on school property or to a school-sponsored event will face disciplinary consequences.

Providing a safe and secure learning environment is of top priority to Floyd County Schools and we take these incidents very seriously. Extensive security measures are in place to help us maintain a safe campus.

As parents, you can help. Please take this opportunity to speak to your child about the importance of school safety. While peer pressure is great at this age, we want to encourage students to feel comfortable reporting any information they may have that compromises their safety and the safety of others. Working together we can maintain an environment where students are free to focus on learning.

As always, we welcome your comments and questions. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you should have any concerns. “

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