Sandy Springs Police reported on Sept. 13 that school resource officers arrested a North Springs High student for bringing an Airsoft gun to school.

The police department said it received a call about an armed person at the school at 10 a.m. This resulted in the school being placed on temporary lockdown until 10:45 a.m., police said.

“School resource officers said a student contacted his teacher and said he saw another student at the bus stop, at the school, exiting with what appeared a gun,” police said in a press release.

Police said the student will be charged, but did not specify what the charge would be. An Airsoft gun is a replica gun that fires plastic pellets and is powered by gas, an electric motor or a spring-driven piston, according to websites describing the weapons.

Principal Lisa Stueve said the incident is a reminder for parents to encourage their children to report anything suspicious they see at school.

“I am proud of the student who made the report in this case,” she said in an e-mail to parents shortly after the incident. “That student knew what was right and acted to maintain school safety.”

Dan Whisenhunt

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