Hephzibah High School parents have been made aware a gun was found on the campus, but the circumstances of the situation remain unclear.

According to a statement released by the school, students were taking Georgia Milestone tests on Wednesday when a cell phone began ringing from the backpacks, which were together in one area of the classroom away from student access during testing. While an administrator searched the bags to locate the phone, a gun was found in a bookbag. That bookbag was searched and its owner was identified. The school says the Richmond County School System Police began an investigation and the incident was addressed in accordance with the student code of conduct.

FOX54 has obtained a warrant for the student's arrest. It tells a slightly different story.

According to the warrant, it wasn't a ringing cell phone from a collection of bookbags that got administration's attention. It was "an odor of marijuana emitting from the accused's backpack." The warrant goes on to state a black Taurus 180 curve pocket pistol was retrieved from the backpack.

The student is being held at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center. He is charged with having a weapon in a school building, a felony.

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