Lexington Sheriff Says 16 Year old Airport High Student had Loaded Gun at School


LEXINGTON, S.C. – The Lexington County Sheriff’s department says a 16-year-old Airport High School student had a loaded gun at school Friday.

According to deputies, a school resource officer found a .380 handgun concealed in a pair of shorts under the student’s pants, after school administrators searched the student’s backpack.

Deputies say School Administrators also found substances that are believed to be illegal drugs, as well as ammunition.

The student was taken into custody and charged with unlawful carry of a pistol, unlawful carry of a pistol on school grounds and simple possession of marijuana, say deputies.

The suspect is being held at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

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