Training At A Young Age Saves Lives

A very well-informed fifth-grader at Oak Grove Elementary School reportedly followed procedure when he found a loaded gun on the playground at the school Friday.

Officials have not released the name of the student, but are planning on presenting a certificate to him Monday, according to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Jay Lawson, the school’s Resource Officer teaches students throughout the year by using the “Eddie Eagle” safety program.

Lawson had taught the students at the school to recognize danger through a “GunSafe” presentation, documented in the Eddie Eagle program which is associated with the National Rifle Association.

Just after 10 a.m. Friday, the fifth-grader found a loaded .22-magnum pistol laying near the swing set area on the playground at the school.

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The young man did everything right when he discovered the gun. He identified what it was, informed other students to stay back and got an adult to retrieve the firearm.

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  1. WOW – great job young man. I watched the videos about it on News Channel 9 in Chattanooga TN. Unbelievable that it was a Fire Department’s Captian that lost the firearm on the grounds. SO glad that it turned out the way that it did, instead of badly.

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