Student arrested after authorities find AR-15, gun in vehicle at Trident Tech

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a Trident Technical College student has been arrested after guns were found in his car.

Samuel Patrick Branton, 21, has been charged with carrying weapons on school property.

According to officials, the student was arrested for having an AR-15 and a handgun in his vehicle without having a concealed weapons permit.

"No threats were made," Trident Technical College officials said.

The student was transported to the Charleston County Detention Center.

"Our public safety office is working with the Charleston County Solicitor's Office regarding charges," TTC officials said.

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