Student charged after gun, ammo found in car at Goose Creek High School receives bond

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - A 19-year-old student who was arrested Thursday after a gun, ammo and drugs were found in his car at Goose Creek High School received bond Friday morning.

Julio Cesar Jimenez-Turrubiate of Goose Creek received a $50,000 bond for the charge of having a weapon on school grounds and $10,000 for the unlawful carrying of a pistol charge.

He was locked up at the Hill Finklea Detention Center.

Jimenez-Turrubiate's arrest stems from an investigation by a school resource officer who was notified by school administrator's of "concerning behavior" by a student that happened at the end of the day on Tuesday.

According to BCSO offficials, the student was not in school on Wednesday and could not be located by the SROs or deputies.

However, investigators say the student did return to school on Thursday and was located by the SRO who spoke to the student about his behavior.

"The behavior was described as the student making the shape of a gun with his hand while making a 'pop' noise," BCSO officials said in a statement."While talking with the student it was determined that the student had driven to school this morning."

A report states when the SRO went to the student's car he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Deputies say after the student provided consent to search the vehicle, authorities found a bag of a green plant like substance which field tested as marijuana.

"Under the passenger's seat was a Glock, Model 19 pistol along with two loaded magazines and a partial box of ammunition," BCSO officials said."The gun itself was not loaded."

"It is fortunate that the school administration notified the SRO. This provided us the opportunity to review the situation and assess the threat. Thankfully nobody was harmed and the student has been removed from the campus," state Sheriff Duane Lewis.

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