New details about Cobb County student arrested over weapon at school

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New details were released Monday about a Cobb County high school student who was arrested Friday after bringing a weapon to school and prompting a lockdown

Rolando Jose Moore Figueroa, 18, was arrested on the campus of Wheeler High School. Officials confirmed he was a student at the school.

According to the police warrant, he was carrying a loaded 9mm Glock handgun in his backpack.

Since Figueroa rode on the school bus with the weapon, he's charged with felony bus hijacking and boarding a bus with a concealed weapon. That is in addition to possession of a handgun without a valid carry license and carrying a weapon in a school safety zone.

Police said the gun was loaded with seven rounds of ammunition.

The school was placed on a “code red” lockdown while authorities investigated Friday.

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