A student with a gun was found at West Charlotte High School, police said

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According to police, a West Charlotte high school student was found with a gun on campus on Friday morning.

Officers arrived at the school around 7:30 a.m. after reporting a man with a gun on campus, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report.

“All students and staff are safe, and teaching and learning continue,” West Charlotte Director Danevin Hoskins said in a message to families. “Please talk to your students about the serious consequences of bringing weapons to school.”

At least A total of 24 guns According to the Observer, this school year were found on the campuses of Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. The gun, found on Friday, is the first information on the CMS campus after the resumption of classes in January.

Previous highs – 19 guns found or confiscated in the 2016-17 school year and 22 in the 2018-19 – are full-year figures based on annual CMS reports to the NC Department of Education, the Observer previously reported.

The previous three guns reported on CMS campuses, according to the Observer, were also found in West Charlotte: two pistols on December 9 and an unknown firearm on December 13. Since the beginning of the school year in August, 10 guns have been found on campus.

CMS officials said the district would implement more security measures, including transparent backpacks, double the number of random safety surveys and possibly use metal detectors and sticks in the near future. The district has not given a deadline for the implementation of these measures.

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Jonathan Limehouse is a reporter for the latest news and covers all major events in the Charlotte area. He has covered a number of other battles in public safety, education, health and sport. He is a proud graduate of UNC Charlotte and a native of Raleigh.



A student with a gun was found at West Charlotte High School, police said

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