On 2/22/2022, a relative of a student contacted Laurens District 55 High School in reference to the student possibly having a firearm on school property. The student was immediately located in class by the School Resource Officer and the loaded firearm was located in a bookbag and secured. The student was secured and transported to DJJ. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating further.
“We continue to stress gun safety and the importance of securing weapons in homes at all times. I would like to remind everyone that any issues of school and student safety should be addressed with resource officers and school staff immediately.”
-Sheriff Don Reynolds