Two guns found in McDonough High School student’s backpack

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Additional information was released about the hard lockdown today at McDonough High School.

A spokesperson said a student brought two firearms to school in his backpack and one of them accidentally discharged when he dropped the backpack.

No students or staff were injured, but the gunshot triggered an immediate lockdown of the high school and the adjacent campus of McDonough Middle School.

School and district officials traveled to the high school with resource officers from the Henry County Police Department. It is not known whether the student has been arrested or faces any sanction.


McDonough High School and McDonough Middle School are on a soft lockdown after a possible gunshot was reported at the high school. The report prompted a hard lockdown as police searched the area.

No students or staff were injured and schools are operating under a soft lockdown.

We’ll update this story as we learn more.


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