HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — School administrators discovered a handgun in a student’s backpack Wednesday afternoon at Hartsville High School, according to the Darlington County School District.
The handgun was noticed by others at the school and concerns about it were shared with administrators quickly, DCSD said.
Law enforcement seized the weapon and placed the student under arrest, according to DCSD.
The 15-year-old student will be charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds and unlawful carry, according to Lt. Mark Blair with the Hartsville Police Department. Blair couldn’t provide the teen’s name due to their age.
“The safety and security of our students and staff will always be our highest priority,” said Christopher McKagen, the communications specialist of the DCSD.
No additional information was immediately available.