Trion City Schools went on lockdown of its campus on Monday at approximately 12 noon when a sixth-grade student was found to have an unloaded pistol in his backpack. The Trion Police and The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Dept. were called and responded with the sheriff and deputies and the school system’s resource officer. The law enforcement officers searched lockers, interviewed students, and had deputies stationed in the hallways.
The student with the unloaded weapon was arrested.
Trion Police Chief David Gilleland said, “Trion City Schools followed their school system safety protocol as a precautionary measure. The school system was taken off of lockdown by 1 PM.”
Trion City School Superintendent Phil Williams stated, “We appreciate the quick response by the Trion Police Department and the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department. The student is being turned over to juvenile justice and the investigation is continuing with both the Trion Police Department and the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department.”