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.
When Belcher started asking questions, the school district said no APS guns were stolen. But APS now acknowledges there is an open investigation.
Ahh this is rich coming from the same City that sits on a stockpile of confiscated weapons so as:About the guns in question, there are several unanswered questions.
When and where were they last seen? To whom were they assigned? And did APS report the apparent thefts to homeland security? Belcher is working to get answers to those questions.
"What we do is try to work to be good partners in terms of getting guns off the street in the City of Atlanta and to the extent that we're successful doing that, i think that we help the flow that goes to New York,â€ Reed said.