Lexington teacher arrested after gun found in car

Authorities says 54 year-old Susan Horton of Lexington was arrested after officers found a handgun in her car at River Bluff High School.
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Susan Horton/ Lexington Police Department

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO)— Authorities says 54 year-old Susan Horton of Lexington was arrested after officers found a handgun in her car at River Bluff High School.

The Lexington Police Department says on Dec. 2 School Resource Officers received an anonymous tip that the high school teacher told students she had a gun in her car.

Horton told officers she had a Concealed Weapon Permit but that the gun was not secured in a compartment in her car as required by law. Officers found the gun in her purse which was on the passenger side floorboard.

The teacher was arrested for Carrying a Weapon on School Property and taken to the Lexington County Detention Center.

Horton was given a bond of $2,500 by a judge and has since been released from the Detention Center.

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