Two students facing charges after gun found in Georgetown Middle School
Georgetown, S.C. (WPDE) —
A gun was found in the coat pocket of a Georgetown Middle School student Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from the school district.
The gun was found after another student told a school administrator that another student had a handgun, according to Alan Walters, Director of Safety & Risk Management for the district.
The student was immediately removed from the classroom by the principal and school resource officer and an unloaded .38 caliber handgun was removed from the student’s coat pocket.
Capt. Nelson Brown with the Georgetown Police Department said two students were arrested in connection with this.
He said one student brought the gun to school and then "transferred the gun" to the other student who was found with it later in the day.
"No ammunition was found on the student or in his locker or belongings. As required by state law, the student has been recommended for expulsion and will face criminal charges from the Georgetown Police Department, which is conducting an ongoing investigation," Walters said in the release.