Channel 2 Action News has learned that the Atlanta Police Department is investigating the suspected theft of as many as 30 handguns from Atlanta Public Schools. The actual police work for APS has been done for decades by the Atlanta Police Department, but the school district has its own security director. And it turns out, the district purchased a small arsenal of expensive semi-automatic pistols. Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Richard Belcher learned investigators are asking what happened to a lot of those weapons. Sources inside and outside of APS say as many as 30 handguns are missing. They are .40 caliber Glock semi-automatics. They retail for about $450 each, so the missing weapons would be worth as much as $12,000 to $15,000. The Atlanta Police Department says someone called in an anonymous tip to APS about some guns that were stolen.
Maybe APD had its own version of Operation Fast and Furious going? Will those weapons appear at crime scenes? Have they appeared at crime scenes but we don’t know it?
Inquiring Minds Want To Know.
Hat Tip Jeff A.