Second student arrested after gun found at Georgetown Middle

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - A second student has been arrested in connection with a gun found Thursday at Georgetown Middle School.

A second student has reportedly been arrested Thursday morning for bringing a gun to Georgetown Middle School and transferring it to a student who was previously arrested for having the gun on school property.

An unloaded handgun was found in the coat pocket of a  student Wednesday afternoon. No ammunition was found, but school administrators say the situation is still treated as a very serious situation.

"As far as I know there was no indication of any threat made towards a student or towards the school," Georgetown County School District Director of Safety and Risk Management Alan Walters said. "But the way we have to respond, we have to assume it was loaded."

At about 2 p.m. Wednesday, a responsible student reported to a school administrator that they believed another student was in possession of a handgun, according to a news release from the Georgetown County School District.

The principal and School Resource Officer immediately removed the student from the classroom and recovered an unloaded .38-caliber handgun from the student's coat pocket, the release states. No ammunition was found on the student, or in his locker or belongings.

The student has been recommended for expulsion and will face criminal charges from the Georgetown Police Department, as required by state law. The GPD is conducting an ongoing investigation.

Both students have been charged with carrying a gun on school property.

The district released a statement to parents alerting them of the situation today after the investigation concluded.

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