Incident at Jackson Elementary School

Posted by Butts County School System on 10/25/2022

BCSS Families & Stakeholders

At approximately 11:50 a.m. on October 25th, 2022, the administration at Jackson Elementary School was alerted that a student had a handgun in their possession while on campus. School district administration contacted the Butts County Sheriff's Office and began investigating the incident immediately.

The unloaded weapon was recovered and is in the possession of the Butts County Sheriff’s Office. No student or staff member was threatened with the firearm, and there was no incident of violence on our campus. We appreciate the cooperation and assistance of the Butts County Sheriff’s Office as they continue to investigate this situation.

We are proud of the actions of the Jackson Elementary School students for sharing this information with a Jackson Elementary School staff member. This is an example of the training protocols we share with not only our staff members, but our students. The student’s actions illustrate our message to our great kids that safety is all of our responsibility, and if you “See Something, Say Something.”

While we understand this will be concerning to our parents and community, we want all stakeholders to know that we do not tolerate such contraband on our campuses, and we will prosecute the student to the fullest extent of the law.


Brent Lowe
Butts County Schools