A 15-year-old Westside High School student was arrested Thursday after displaying a gun to a school official on campus.
About 11:45 a.m. Thursday, a school official saw the male student near the rear of the building in a parking lot.
The suspect made a threatening remark, and as he was making the threatening remark lifted his shirt, and in his waistband displayed a weapon, said David Gowan, director of risk management for the Bibb County school system. Gowan said the gun was never taken out of his waistband.
The official immediately retreated into the school to notify school leaders, and the school was put on emergency lockdown about three minutes after the threat was made.
That prohibited movement within the school during lunchtime. Campus police took the youth into custody while he was on campus. A lower-level of lockdown, with a heightened state of alert but allowing some movement, was instituted around 12:30 p.m. and ended around 2 p.m., Gowan said.
Parents of Westside students were notified of what had happened by automated call Thursday afternoon.
Campus police expect multiple felony charges, but details of those charges, what kind of gun was brought to campus and other details remained under investigation Thursday evening.
Writer Mike Stucka contributed to this report. To contact writer Harold Goodridge, call 744-4382.