Student Arrested at Richland Northeast For Carrying a Gun on School Grounds

According to the State newspaper, Richland County Deputies arrested a 14-year-old student at Richland Northeast High School, located in Columbia, South Carolina, after receiving a report that the student had a 9 mm pistol tucked in his waistband.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said the youth was charged with carrying a weapon on school grounds and the unlawful carrying of a pistol. He was taken to the state Department of Juvenile Justice.

Lott said that the tip came after students who discovered that the fellow student was carrying a pistol at school on Monday told their parents, who called the sheriff’s department.

Bullets for the pistol were found in a bag in a classroom.

Lott said deputies continue to question why the youth had a gun.

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