The gun allegedly used by a Grady High School student who shot herself had been reported stolen, Atlanta police said Tuesday, meaning 17-year-old Morgan Tukes could face additional charges, Officer John Chafee told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Tukes, of Atlanta, already has a long list of charges following her arrest last week after allegedly shooting herself with a pink .380-caliber handgun in the school’s courtyard. After shooting herself, Tukes walked into the school clinic, bleeding, around 9:30 a.m. Feb. 28, according to school officials and police.
Tukes was transported to the hospital for treatment and arrested the same day on felony possession of a pistol by a minor and three misdemeanors: carrying a weapon within a school safety zone, reckless conduct and disruption of a public school.
Before she could bond out of the Fulton County jail, additional charges were added, stemming from an alleged hit-and-run in October. Tukes was released from jail Friday night after posting bond.
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