Officials: Georgia teen arrested for bringing gun to school

Posted at 3:34 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 15:34:00-04

HIRAM, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Georgia high school senior has brought a gun to school a day before he was set to graduate.

Paulding County sheriff's Sgt. Ashley Henson said 18-year-old Brian Perry Belin Jr. was arrested just before 10 a.m. Friday.

Hiram High School resource officers saw a photo about 9 a.m. that Belin had posted on Instagram showing him with what appeared to be a semiautomatic pistol in his waistband.

Henson says Belin told administrators the gun was in his vehicle on campus. Officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded pistol.

Belin was being held without bail on a charge of possession of a weapon on school grounds. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

Henson says there's no indication Belin intended to carry out a school shooting.

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