Staff at Ridgeview Charter Middle School acted quickly when they learned one of the school’s students brought a gun to school, Fulton County Schools officials say.

Spokeswoman Samantha Evans said the unidentified student didn’t make any threats and didn’t harm anyone.

“We followed our safety protocol effectively, focusing on keeping our students safe,” Evans said. “Bringing any type of weapon to school is an extremely serious occurrence, and this behavior will not be tolerated. The suspect will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

Evans said the school system “immediately” notified parents of the incident and let them know their children were safe.

“We are very thankful for the student who shared this tip with us and will continue to encourage students and our community to support us in helping to keep our schools safe,” Evans said.

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