Spalding High student arrested for possession of weapon on campus

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Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix reports that a Spalding High School student has been arrested by the school resource officer and charged with possession of a weapon on school campus.

The juvenile was in possession of a knife that was observed by a teacher of the school.

No confrontation or threats were reported against students or staff.

The student was released to the custody of his parents.

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  1. O.C.G.A. 16-11-127.1 (2010)
    16-11-127.1. Carrying weapons within school safety zones, at school functions, or on school property

    (2) “Weapon” means and includes any pistol, revolver, or any weapon designed or intended to propel a missile of any kind, or any dirk, bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, any other knife having a blade of two or more inches, straight-edge razor, razor blade, spring stick, knuckles, whether made from metal, thermoplastic, wood, or other similar material, blackjack, any bat, club, or other bludgeon-type weapon, or any flailing instrument consisting of two or more rigid parts connected in such a manner as to allow them to swing freely, which may be known as a nun chahka, nun chuck, nunchaku, shuriken, or fighting chain, or any disc, of whatever configuration, having at least two points or pointed blades which is designed to be thrown or propelled and which may be known as a throwing star or oriental dart, or any weapon of like kind, and any stun gun or taser as defined in subsection (a) of Code Section 16-11-106. This paragraph excludes any of these instruments used for classroom work authorized by the teacher.

  2. According to the State of GA a knife at school is not a weapon…..but a dangerous instrument and should be handled by the school admin.

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