Wheeler High School was temporarily placed on lockdown Friday morning and a student was discovered with a weapon on the campus, according to Cobb County School District officials.

The student was arrested after an investigation of reports he made threats to Wheeler’s campus, according to Nan Kiel, a spokesperson for the district.

“Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with district policy, Wheeler’s campus was put on code red while Wheeler administration and Cobb County School District police investigated. During the investigation, a suspect was arrested and found to be in possession of a weapon,” Kiel said.

The school returned to its normal schedule after the student was detained while school district police continued their investigation, Kiel said just before 10 a.m. on Friday.

Wheeler administration, staff, school district police and other safety personnel performed as they should have, she said.

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