South Florence High student charged with having gun, weed on campus


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FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – A high school student in the Pee Dee has been charged after deputies say the student had a gun and marijuana on school grounds.

This is the second incident in the Pee Dee on the same day that authorities charged a high school student with having a gun and marijuana.

This student was found to be in possession of marijuana and a handgun at South Florence High School, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.  The juvenile was been charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a weapon on school grounds.  The incident remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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On the same day, Hartsville police charged a 16-year-old student with possession of a weapon on Hartsville High School grounds, according to Lt Mark Blair with Hartsville police. Police said they found two 9 mm rounds in the student’s front pockets, a marijuana grinder, a small jar with marijuana residue, and two smoked joints in a pouch that the student had around his neck.

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