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Police: Student says loaded gun was for protection from dog

November 28, 2018

ROBERTA, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say an 18-year-old student brought a gun to his high school and told officers it was for protection from an aggressive neighborhood dog.

Roberta Police Chief Ty B. Matthews tells The Telegraph that Terry Knolton was arrested Tuesday and charged with having a gun on school grounds.

It was Knolton’s grandmother who alerted authorities when she discovered the .25 caliber handgun was missing.

Matthews says Knolton told officers he took the gun because he was “going to do something” about the dog, and didn’t mean to bring it to school. The chief says no dog was shot.

Crawford County School Superintendent Brent Lowe says Knolton has been suspended.

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Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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