- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A group of metro Atlanta sheriff’s deputies face disciplinary action after accidentally leaving a gun on an elementary school playground.

Col. Jeff Nalley tells WSB-TV (https://bit.ly/1c3tMgV ) that three deputies were at Mt. Carmel Elementary School for a demonstration and left the gun behind Monday.

Department spokesman Lt. Glenn Daniel says the gun was loaded with blanks. Nalley says deputies fired the blanks into the ground before dropping the gun and being chased by a police dog. Nalley says deputies forgot to pick the gun up before they left.

Nalley says two students found the gun Monday afternoon and told school officials, which prompted a lockdown.

Nalley says three deputies who were involved will be disciplined.


Information from: WSB-TV, https://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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