(From the Rome City Schools):
Administrators at Rome High School have reported that a second student has been found with a gun on school campus. According to administrators, the student was found with the gun on his person, but there was no time where the weapon was used to threaten teachers, students or staff.
The student willingly turned the gun over to school authorities and law enforcement and will be criminally charged with having a weapon on school property. The student is also subject to disciplinary actions in accordance with school policies.
As always, the safety of our students, faculty and staff are priority on all our campuses. Rome City Schools is committed to providing a safe place for students to learn.
Rome City Schools will observe a flexible learning day on August 5, 2022, to review safety and security measures on school campuses.
Rome City Schools Board members will have a called meeting at 12 pm at the Rome Board of Education administrative offices in the former boardroom located at 508 East Second Street. Find a link to make a request for public comment on Facebook via the Rome City Schools – Rome, GA page.