Sheriff: Student had gun at W. Ashley High School

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A West Ashley High School student was caught with a gun on campus Friday, authorities say.

Major Jim Brady with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to West Ashley High School around 11:15 a.m. to pick up a 16-year-old student wanted in juvenile court for violating probation.

Brady said deputies were securing the student when they found a .25 caliber pistol in the student's pocket, along with two rounds of ammunition.

The student has been charged by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office with family court charges of possession of a weapon on school grounds, unlawful carrying of a firearm, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Charleston County School Security and the Charleston City Police Department were advised of the incident, Brady added.

According to a statement released by Charleston County School District spokesman Jason Sakran, the student has already been recommended to the Office of Student Placement for expulsion and in the interim, the student cannot return to any Charleston County school.

Brady said the investigation in ongoing and there is no indication at this time that the student had any plan to commit any violent acts on campus.

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