Gun Found on Campus at RHS on Wednesday

October 20th, 2022 – 1:30 PM

The following message was released on Thursday by Rome City Schools in a press release:

“Following established procedures, a gun was found on Rome High School’s campus on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022. Rome City Schools does not comment on student discipline matters and all inquiries regarding the arrests should be directed to the Rome Police Department. Rome City Schools has purchased the Evolv system for Rome High School and it is scheduled to be installed in November.

Evolv provides a secure and seamless weapon screening experience, making it possible for venues of all kinds to help keep visitors safe from concealed weapons, public health threats, and intruders. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors can pass through the Evolv Weapons-Screening System as they enter facilities without stopping, emptying their pockets or bag, or waiting in line.

The safety and security of our students, faculty, and staff is our number one concern and we will continue to assess all safety and security concerns.”

WRGA News reached out to Debbie Burnett at the Rome Police Department for the following information:

“On October 19 a student notified one of our School Resource Officers that another juvenile student was in possession of a firearm. The suspect student was escorted to the office where an administrative search was conducted. Located in that student’s backpack as a loaded pistol. The pistol had been reported stolen from a vehicle off 2nd Avenue. The student was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm on the school campus.”

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