Didn’t he know that schools are “Gun Free Zones™”

Kid in a Raleigh high school got caught with a gun today.

An Athens Drive High School student was caught at school with a handgun today, according to Raleigh police.

A school resource officer with the Raleigh Police Department discovered the gun while investigating a theft, according to a letter to parents from William Crockett, the school’s principal.

“While there was never a direct threat of harm to anyone, bringing a weapon to school is a very serious offense,” Crockett wrote.

They will likely update the article soon. I’ve got the press release from the Raleigh Police. It’s not posted electronically, so I can’t link it.

Officials at Athens Drive High School and the Raleigh Police Department’s school resource officer assigned to the school were conducting a follow-up investigation that stemmed from a disturbance in the cafeteria this morning.

During the course of that follow-up work, a student at the school, (Suspect) (DOB 7/11/95), was found to be in possession of a handgun and was taken into custody by the SRO. The gun had not been reported to have been displayed by the suspect or reported to have been involved in any incident at the school today.

(Suspect) was transported to the Wake County Jail and was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a gun on educational property, possession of a stolen firearm, resisting delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer, and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana.

The investigation of the incident is continuing.

So what sort of person brings a gun to school

Suspect

17 years old and already convicted of, and on probation for, a Class 1 Misdemeanor Larceny conviction. 

Good thing there was an armed guard on the school. Too bad we can’t have one guarding the smaller children.

3 Responses to Didn’t he know that schools are “Gun Free Zones™”

  1. My wife attended Athens Drive HS.

  2. What kind of school is it? Inner city hellhole? Regular suburban school?

  3. what is the NC statute for the gun free school zones? Anyone?