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Rome City Schools: Student found with Gun

August 3rd, 2022 – 4:20 PM

Rome City Schools –

A student is facing criminal charges and disciplinary action after a gun was found at Rome High School on Wednesday.

According to the Rome City School System, 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.

Police say the gun was in the student’s backpack.

The statement from the school system read:

“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.”