Student with weapon prompts Charlotte elementary school lockdown

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A West Charlotte elementary school was on lockdown Friday morning after a student was found carrying a gun on campus, WCNC reports.

Friday morning, the Ashley Park PreK – 8 School went on lockdown. Officials initially told WCNC the lockdown went into effect for reports of an armed person in the area.

Further information provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department indicates a student was found to be carrying a gun on the campus.

CMPD says Charlotte-Mecklenburg School police are handling the investigation.

The school was still on lockdown as of 1:15 Friday afternoon.

Read more at WCNC


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