NWGA Scanner | April 30th, 2021

14-year-old charged with making threat and bringing handgun to two Walker County schools

According to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson, a fourteen-year-old former Chattanooga Valley Middle School student has been arrested and charged with possession of a firearm at the Middle School and at Ridgeland High School on Wednesday. The juvenile was booked and charged with possession of a firearm under age 18, possession of a firearm on school property, and terroristic threats. The terroristic threat charge stems from a statement the juvenile made about a school administrator. The investigation revealed that the student brought the handgun to CVMS on Wednesday. After the school day concluded, the student rode a school bus to Ridgeland High for an after-school activity. A search of the student’s property revealed that he was in possession of a 9mm handgun; the handgun chamber was empty. The juvenile is being held at a regional youth detention facility, according to Sheriff Steve Wilson.