Yeager Middle School was on lockdown for a brief period Tuesday morning when a student was seen by another student with what was thought to be a real gun.
The gun was a replica and not real, according to media reports.
The boys had apparently hidden the gun in the ceiling tiles of a bathroom.
The Douglas County Sentinel was told by a Douglas County School System spokesperson that the school was locked down from 8:50 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The boys may face charges, according to the AJC.