BRUNSWICK, Ga. – A sixth-grade student had a pellet gun and razor in his backpack at Glynn Middle School on Tuesday, according to a Glynn County schools spokesman, Jim Weidhaas.
The boy showed the potential weapons to another student, who told a teacher, Weidhass said. There was never any threat to other students.
The student was questioned by police and is expected to face charges. His parents were called, who took the boy home.
Authorities praised the student who brought the weapons to the attention of the teacher. They are now looking into where the boy got the items.
No one was hurt and the school day continued without interruption. A notice about the incident went out to all parents.
During Tuesday afternoon pickup at the school, many parents said they were relieved their children were safe. One parent, who wished to remain anonymous, told News4Jax that she was scared when she got a call from the district about the incident.
"My kids come to school. I sent them there to be safe and get an education. It's scary to hear with everything going on in the world," the parent said. "I really just hope more parents pay attention to their kids, check their book bags and really just pay attention to what our kids are doing."
School leaders said safety is their No. 1 priority for students and they do not tolerate weapons at school.
Just last month ago, a first-grader brought a gun to Golden Isles Elementary School.