Another student brings gun to Charlotte middle school, officials say | Schools
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police in Charlotte say a middle school student has been arrested after he was found with gun at a south Charlotte middle school early Tuesday morning.
According to a memo released by Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, a male student brought gun onto the campus at Jay M. Robinson Middle School Tuesday morning. The gun was apparently unloaded and the student did not have bullets, the memo stated.
Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department told WBTV Reporter Dedrick Russell it appears two students had an altercation at the school on Monday and that the 15-year-old brought the gun to school Tuesday to threaten the boy.
The teen showed the gun to fellow students while riding the bus to school Tuesday morning, officials told WBTV.
When the bus arrived at the school, those students told the assistant principal about the gun and the assistant principal told the School Resource Officer.
The student was located and the gun was found in a book bag inside his locker. The police report described the weapon as a Bersa SA Thunder 380 (caliber 380 ACP).
The teenager was taken into custody by CMPD officers and transported to the Gatlin Juvenile Detention Facility.
This is the second time in less than 24 hours that a student has brought a gun onto a school bus.
Monday afternoon, school officials told WBTV that a Northeast Middle School student tried to hijack a school bus to take him to Washington so that he "could shoot government officials."
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The student brought two loaded guns onto the bus and asked another student to help him hijack the bus, officials said.
The school bus driver reportedly convinced the student with the guns to surrender the weapons and then took the students to a safe location before calling police.
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