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Grovetown Boy, 11, Brings Pellet Gun to School & Threatens Classmates


An 11-year-old boy was arrested last week for allegedly bringing a pellet gun to Brookwood Elementary School in Grovetown and threatening classmates.

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Authorities say the juvenile also threatened to shoot anyone who told teachers that he had the gun, according to a sheriff’s report.

Deputies were called last Thursday to the school, located on South Old Belair Road. Principal Stephanie Reese told the officer that the boy was found with the pellet gun the day before. The boy’s mother, Tiffany Shelton, came to the school Wednesday and took possession of the gun, the report says.

The principal said two students approached her Thursday and claimed that the boy had actually threatened them on the day he had the gun.

“The students stated (the boy) was showing them the gun and told them if they told anyone about the gun he would shoot them,” a sheriff’s report says

The boy was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds and terroristic threats.

A juvenile complaint form was completed and the boy was was turned over to his mother.

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


  1. Ya know….my kids go to this school & we have been extremely pleased with the way administration handles EVERYTHING…..we’ve NEVER had a problem. The school isn’t responsible for what parents lack. No matter what the teachers & administrators do within a school….bottom line is parents have to take responsibility as well. Schools are not there to teach your kids right from wrong. They are there to TEACH them academically & should never have to handle situations like this. I feel 100% confident that Mrs. Reese handled this situation quickly & it will not go un-noticed. I will say this…..I was one of the parents wondering why I wasn’t notified, but quickly picked up the phone to contact Mrs. Reese. She answered all my questions. I know my kids attend one of the very BEST schools in Columbia County!

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