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Carver High School student charged after bringing a gun to school

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Carver High School, Winston-Salem (WGHP)

Carver High School, Winston-Salem (WGHP)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –A Carver High School student has been charged with possession of a weapon on school property, after the juvenile brought a gun to school.

Police located the unloaded .22 caliber pistol in a book bag, after the school was placed on lockdown for forty-three minutes, while officers searched for the weapon.

The lockdown began around 2 p.m. Thursday when administrators learned a student brought a gun to school, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School spokesperson Theo Helm says confirmed.

School dismissal was delayed until 3:40 p.m. as a result of the lockdown. Parents were notified of the incident by automated phone call.

The juvenile has been placed in the Forsyth County Juvenile Detention Center.

No injuries were reported.