Following established procedures, a loaded stolen gun was found on Rome High School’s campus on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

Rome City Schools does not comment on student discipline matters and all inquiries regarding the arrests should be directed to the Rome Police Department.

Rome City Schools has purchased the Evolv system for Rome High School and it is scheduled to be installed in November.

Evolv provides a secure and seamless weapon screening experience, making it possible for venues of all kinds to help keep visitors safe from concealed weapons, public health threats and intruders. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors can pass through the Evolv Weapons-Screening System as they enter facilities without stopping, emptying their pockets or bag, or waiting in line.

The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff is our number one concern and we will continue to assess all safety and security concerns.

The student’s identity is being withheld due to them being a minor. They are charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a gun on school property.