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Weapon found near High School
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Liberty County Sheriff’s Department and Liberty County School System officials confirmed a gun was found near the Liberty County High School campus  Thursday.
According to LCSD Capt. Dennis Davis, an unloaded .22 caliber gun was found “in a bunch of leaves next to the wooden fence of a home neighboring the school.”
It was unclear who the gun belongs to or how it got near the high school, officials said.
No arrests were made and the case is still under investigation.
In an unrelated event, LCSD officials also confirmed a 16-year-old LCHS student was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of a weapon on campus and terroristic threats.
The arrest came after it was reported photos of the student holding guns in a classroom were uploaded to the school’s computer system.
LCSD Det. Charles Woodall said the student admitted to taking the photos on campus, but said he was holding BB guns.
“We did not recover the firearm, so we cannot confirm whether they were BB guns or not,” the detective said.
The teen is currently being held in a Claxton jail.
In light of the events during  the last few days, Woodall said there may be a few extra precautions at the school, but there have been no threats of violence on  campus.
School superintendent Dr. Steve Wilmoth said there were no problems at other schools in the county.
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