Cops: 13-year-old being charged after threatening student with pellet pistol

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charges are being brought against a 13-year-old boy accused of threatening a student using an air pellet pistol.

The North Charleston Police Department says the 13-year-old is a Zucker Middle Student who brought the pistol to school and "presented it in a threatening manner to another student."

No one was injured in the incident.

According to CCSD officials, the two students got into a verbal altercation while on a bus waiting to depart the Jerry Zucker Middle School campus.

"During the argument, one student threatened to shoot the other student, "CCSD officials said."Once the bus driver and school staff members were made aware of the threat, the School Resource Officer was notified."

According to district officials, the SRO responded immediately, and the student who made the threat was found with an air soft style pistol in their possession, and was arrested.

"Per the Charleston County School District Student Code of Conduct, the student can be expelled for the rest of the school year," CCSD officials said.

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