Students at Powder Springs Elementary were brought back inside the school Thursday morning after staff heard what was believed to be gunshots in the distance, a Cobb Schools spokesman told West Cobb Patch.
Doug Goodwin said the students were retrieved from outside activities as a precaution, but the school did not undergo lockdown procedures.
According to Maj. Matt Boyd, spokesman for the Powder Springs Police Department, officers were dispatched to the area after a report that two school employees heard possible gunshots originating a considerable distance away, possibly the Oglesby Road area.
Authorities so far have not found any evidence that the shots had any relation to the school, Boyd said. Cobb School Police remained at the school as of late morning, he added.
Thursday’s incident comes on the heels of an Aug. 27 lockdown at the school that went into effect after gunshots were heard in a nearby neighborhood. Police in the wake of that incident arrested 22-year-old Darrin Alfonzo Tate of Powder Springs and charged him with obstruction of law enforcement officers and VGCSA (Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act) possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a public school.
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