NWGA Scanner | August 3rd, 2022

Rome High School student found in possession of stolen gun and marijuana at school

ROME, GA— With a growing concern about safety in school, it is important to note that Rome City Schools already has measures in place to protect our students. Safety is always our main priority when students are on campus. Please, we encourage all students, faculty members and staff members to say something if they see something. A Rome City Schools student was found in possession of a gun on school property on August 3, 2022. School administrators and law enforcement were immediately notified when they were made aware of this incident, and they immediately questioned the student about having a weapon on campus. At no time was the weapon used to threaten any person on campus. Criminal charges and disciplinary actions in accordance with school policies will be brought against the student for the rule infraction. Rome Assistant Police Chief Debbie Burnett says the school resource officer was summoned and quickly located the weapon in the young man’s backpack. The weapon was found to have been stolen out of Alabama. The officer also located a small amount of marijuana.