Police: Gun found on student at North Charleston High School

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A high school student has been arrested after officers say they found him with a handgun on school grounds.

Kenneth Daquan McCoy has been arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property after a student told School Resource Officers at North Charleston High School McCoy was seen on campus with a handgun, according to North Charleston Police spokesperson Spencer Pryor.

Officers made contact with the student and he tried to run away but was immediately captured.

The gun was found inside the student's waistband.

This is the second time within a week a student a student has been found with a gun on school campuses in the Charleston County School District.

"As a reminder, CCSD currently uses several methods to detect and deter contraband. That includes the use of metal detectors in certain applications throughout the district, including when searches are conducted based on specific reasonable suspicion or random weapons screenings," the Charleston County School District said in a statement.

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