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Four robbed at after prom party

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga -- There were some frightening moments for four teenagers who attended an after prom party in Fayette County. They were robbed at gunpoint and heard shots fired as the suspects who robbed them fled the crime scene.

The prom party was at the home of an assistant principal of Sandy Creek High School Saturday night. Shaun Lain said he and his wife Shannon, the assistant principal, planned the after prom party for their son and his friends.

At about 1:30AM Sunday four teens, two Sandy Creek High School students and two others who graduated from the school, were outside the Lain's home on Camelot Drive when they were approached by eight or nine suspects, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.

Sheriff Babb said after the victims were robbed of cash, cell phones and personal belongings, several of the suspects discharged their weapons as they fled on foot.

Fred Dooley lives near the Lain's. "I was laying down watching TV and I heard these multiple shots rang out and immediately I got up," he said. Dooley said he didn't know what happened.

The victim's told sheriff investigators the suspects were wearing dark clothes and they didn't recognize them.

Shawn Lain said he and his wife held the party thinking their son and his friends would be kept away from trouble. "And the whole planning process was for them to have something to do after the prom somewhere nice," he said. "It was non-alcoholic and they would just have games and have fun with their friends."

The Lain's live in a secluded neighborhood and wonder how the suspects knew about the party.

In a letter sent home on Monday High School Principal Dr. Darrell Evans assured parents the school was addressing the incident. "We started an internal investigation this morning to determine exactly what happened."

The letter went on to say "The safety of our students is our top priority, and any situation that potentially compromises their wellbeing is taken very seriously."

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