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Lanett Student Charged With Gun Possession

On Tuesday Lanett Police arrested a student regarding gun possession at Lanett City Schools.

"On February 8th, 2022 Lanett City School Staff and Lanett Police School Resource Officers received information that a 17-year-old student may be in possession of a handgun while at school. Upon identifying and locating the student in question, Lanett Police School Resource Officers located a handgun on the student’s person and one in his backpack. The student was taken into custody and was charged with possession of a handgun on his person and on school property. There have been no reports that the student made any threats at this time", said Lanett Police in a press release.

School Resource Officers and Lanett Criminal Investigations Division are working to determine how the student obtained the weapons. The investigation is ongoing.

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