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News Nearby: Student with Guns Arrested near Chamblee Charter High

Suspended student allegedly stole the weapons with the intent to sell, not fire them.

No shots were fired and no injuries were reported during Tuesday's incident at the school. Credit: Patch file
No shots were fired and no injuries were reported during Tuesday's incident at the school. Credit: Patch file

Chamblee Charter High School was placed on temporary lockdown early Tuesday afternoon after a suspended 16-year-old student armed with multiple guns was arrested just outside the school.

According to the Chamblee police department, the juvenile, whose name has not been released, admitted that he had stolen the weapons earlier Tuesday from a nearby house.

He told authorities that he had no intent of using the guns and police believe he only wanted to sell them.

But a report inside the school at approximately 2:20 p.m. that an armed individual was across the street from the school located off of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard sent the school and surrounding area into a frenzy.

The school was ordered on lockdown and very soon a plethora of police from multiple agencies, including Chamblee, DeKalb and Doraville, were on the scene.

The juvenile, who has reportedly been cooperating with authorities, was taken without incident and students began leaving the school around 4 p.m. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.

Multiple news outlets reported the incident Tuesday afternoon and read more here.

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