Police: 16-year-old had gun in truck at Thomasville school

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police say a 16-year-old was arrested Tuesday after they found a handgun in a truck he was driving at a private school in Thomasville. 

According to police, officers were responding to a call regarding two reckless drivers when they found the suspect vehicles — a pickup truck and a Chevrolet Camaro — at New Hope Christian Academy, located at 501 Biggs Ave. 

Police say the officers then discovered a .22-caliber handgun was hidden in the truck’s console. 

As a result, a 16-year-old was charged with possession of a firearm on educational property and possession of a firearm by a minor. 

The suspect was taken to the Davidson County Jail where he posted a $2,500 bond. 

No other details about the incident were provided.