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Report of gun prompts school search

By Greg Gelpi

School officials investigated a report that a fifth-grader brought a gun to Oliver Elementary School Monday, Clayton County schools spokeswoman Camille Barbee Olmstead said.

A student went home from school Monday and told a parent that a gun had been brought to school, Olmstead said. The parent called Oliver Elementary Tuesday to report what the student had said, and school officials and Clayton County police investigated.

"There is indication that indeed a gun was brought to school," Olmstead said. "The child that reported the incident did the right thing."

She said that it's important for students, staff and parents to "continue to be vigilant" in safeguarding the county's schools.

Clayton County Police Capt. Jeff Turner said that upon search of the school Tuesday no gun was found.