Georgia fourth-grader had loaded gun in backpack on school bus, district says

Atlanta Journal Constitution - 03-21

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A fourth-grade boy had a loaded gun on a school bus Wednesday afternoon, Coweta County School System officials said. The gun was discovered in the boy’s backpack just after 2:30 p.m. as students were heading home from Ruth Hill Elementary in Newnan, district spokesman Dean Jackson said Thursday. — The driver stopped the bus, confiscated the backpack and called authorities after another student reported that the child had a weapon, Jackson said.