High school student charged for bringing gun on campus

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 17-year-old high school student has been arrested after a Berkeley County Sheriff's deputy and school officials found a gun in his car which was parked at the school's parking lot.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office charged Taurus A'Keem Nelson with possession of a firearm on school property.

On Tuesday afternoon, a deputy on patrol at Cross High School was told that a student may have a firearm in his vehicle on campus.

The deputy, principal and assistant principal called the student and escorted him to his car which was parked in the student parking lot.

A report states as a search of the car was done, the assistant principal directed the deputy to the trunk where a 9mm handgun was located under the spare tire cover.

The sheriff's office said the gun was loaded with a 13 round magazine.

Nelson was charged with possession of a firearm on school property and transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center.

Authorities say the student will be recommended for expulsion.

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