(Media release from the Floyd County Police Department):

Police are investigating a Coosa student who brought a pellet gun to school Thursday. The weapon was recovered by a school resource officer without incident.

On February 17 a teacher received information that a student was in possession of a weapon at school. The school resource officer was immediately notified and found the student in the cafeteria awaiting dismissal to class. Contact was made with the 16-year-old sophomore, who was carrying a backpack where the weapon was concealed.

Officer Dale Johnson, Coosa SRO, described the weapon as an officially licensed black Glock airsoft pistol. According to a release from Floyd County Schools, there was no CO2 cartridge or pellets, but “even without these components it is still considered to be an unloaded firearm.”

Potential charges include possession of a weapon on school grounds and disruption of a school. Floyd County Schools said in a release to parents that any student in possession of a “weapon on school property or at a school event will face disciplinary consequences.”