SCOTLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — A gun was seized Tuesday during the search of a student’s vehicle at Scotland High School, according to Principal Brent Smith.

The search came after a school employee notified administrators about a concern, Smith said in a statement.

School administrators and the school resource immediately an investigation that led to the search of the student’s vehicle, Smith said. A gun was seized from the vehicle and law enforcement then removed all individuals involved from the school’s grounds.

“Scotland High School works to ensure the safety of both staff and students,” Smith said. “We appreciate the efforts of students, staff and parents who See Something and Say Something to assist with safety.”

Law enforcement and school administrators continue to investigate.

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct date of the incident, which was originally provided by the school district.