Weapon at middle school leads to arrest
Last updated 12/8/2021 at 9:54am
A Fountain Middle School student was apprehended after police found a weapon at school. A parent also was charged for not properly securing said weapon at home.
Fountain Police issued the following statement:
On the morning of Friday, December 3, 2021, School Administration and School Resource Officers at Fountain Middle School were alerted that a student was possibly in possession of a weapon at school. Together, they responded quickly. The initial investigation resulted in locating and confiscating the weapon and the student was placed into police custody, where he will face charges. He was later transferred to Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center.
The school, district and Fountain Police take all reports for safety concerns seriously, investigate quickly, and the incident was resolved in minutes. All students, staff, and Fountain community members are safe. Based upon the initial investigation, there was no threat to the school, nor any intent to harm.
After further investigation, it was learned that the juvenile male obtained the weapon from his own residence, where his father did not have it lawfully and securely stored. The father of the juvenile has been charged.