A Fulton County judge has set a bond for the 17-year-old Grady high school student who shot herself in the thigh yesterday.
Magistrate Judge Jessy Lall set bond at $41,000 for Morgan Tukes, who is being charged with a felony for possession of a gun by a minor.
The school nurse treated Tukes for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the thigh around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
By 10 a.m., worried parents were arriving at the school in north east Atlanta to check on their children.
Police say Tukes brought the weapon onto school property concealed inside a book bag. School officials say Tukes did not pass through metal detectors with the weapon.
“our schools were not designed to be fortresses,” said school superintendent Errol Davis. “They were designed to be places of learning.”
The .380 pistol, similar to the little pink pistol owned by Toya Wright, was recovered by police. No other students were injured.
“It’s ridiculous that something like this could happen,” a parent told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.