According to Buddy Harrison, director of student services, the fifth grader’s unloaded pistol was discovered Thursday afternoon at Cherokee Elementary School on Evergreen Lane in Cedartown.
The boy’s name will not be released because he is a juvenile.
Harrison said he didn’t know what led to the discovery, but usually teachers hear about such things from students’ conversations.
No one was injured in the incident.
Harrison said the school filed criminal juvenile charges through their resource officer and the boy is facing a tribunal hearing, which will be set before the Christmas break.