Police: Gun brought to N. Charleston MS belonged to child's step-father

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston Police arrested three boys in connection with the discovery of a handgun on the Morningside middle school campus Wednesday morning.

The students are charged with possession of a firearm, according to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

One juvenile admitted to taking the gun and having it at school because he was angry at someone for taking $45, according to the incident report.

The school resource officer was notified by the child's parents that the juvenile may have a gun on the school's campus after the child's step-father noticed the gun was taken from his car, the report said. When the step-father and mother noticed the gun was gone, they went to the school to get their child, according to the incident report. W

When questioned at the school, the child said he didn't know where the gun was before the child was taken home.

The school resource officer eventually found the gun hidden in bushes in one of the courtyards at the school, the report said. After the step-father identified the gun as his, the child was taken into custody at the family home.

The two other juveniles were charged after video showed the children had a role in hiding the gun in the bushes, according to the incident report.

The arrests come on the same day students across the country participated in National Walkout Day to protest gun violence and call for tougher gun laws. A deadly high school shooting in Florida on Feb. 14 sparked Wednesday's nationwide walkout event.

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