Gun found at Grovetown Elementary, one arrested


GROVETOWN, Ga. (WJBF) – A loaded revolver was discovered on the playground at Grovetown Elementary Friday morning.

The Grovetown Department of Public Safety was requested by the Columbia County Board of Education Campus Police to respond to Grovetown Elementary School after a student found a loaded revolver in a nylon holster.

The student immediately notified a teacher and the playground was cleared and secured.

Grovetown Officers and the School Resource Officer conducted a search of the playground for any additional weapons. Nothing else was found.

An ATF trace of the weapon was conducted through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms using the serial number. It was discovered the purchaser of the weapon was Amanda Price Moore.

According to the release from the Grovetown Department of Public Safety, Ms. Moore expressed shock and told investigators that she routinely exercises at night with her dogs and walks on the track of the playground. She said she carries her firearm with her for protection and said Thursday night she placed her firearm in a carry bag when she went to exercise.

Moore initially agreed to meet with an Investigator at the Grovetown Department of Public Safety to provide a formal statement. Shortly after that she was on her way to the Columbia County Detention Center where she would meet with the investigator.

Once she met with the Investigator she declined to make any further statements and was subsequently placed under arrest for Reckless Conduct and was committed to the Columbia County Detention Center.

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 for more information on this developing story.

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