Thomaston-Upson gun scare: School lockdown lifted after student mistook massager for gun
- All schools in he Thomaston-Upson County district, Georgia were under lockdown
- A student mistook a massager for a gun
- "There was no active shooter and all students are safe," the sheriff's office said
All schools in he Thomaston-Upson County district, Georgia were under lockdown after a student mistook a massager for a gun. However, after the sheriff's office investigated the situation, the lockdown has been lifted.
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As per wsbtv.com, a high school parent, around 11:50 AM Tuesday (local time), called the school and claimed that her child saw a gun in the bathroom.
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The school resource officer called the sheriff's office to investigate. Authorities found that a student had a handheld massager that resembled a handgun.
"Out of an abundance of caution, all Thomaston-Upson Schools are currently on full lockdown. During a lockdown, students may not be checked in or out of school. We will have more information at the earliest possible moment," a district Facebook post said.
"The student admitted that he pointed it at another student in the boys bathroom," according to the sheriff’s office. The school, however, soon confirmed that everyone is safe and there is no active shooter on property.
The lockdown was then lifted.
Here is the sheriff's statement:
"At approximately 1150 am on August 9,2022 a third party call from a parent of an Upson Lee high school student was received by Upson 911 reporting that their child had seen another student with a handgun while in the boys restroom of the school. The School resource officer was notified and School staff was advised of the situation. The entire school district was placed on lockdown while deputies responded and investigated. Through investigation it was found that a male student had a hand held massager that resembled a handgun. The student in possession of the massager admitted that he Possessed it in the restroom and pointed it at another student."
"There was no active shooter and all students are safe. All schools are in the process of being taken off lockdown status. Please be patient as we work through returning to normal operations."