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Louisburg High student caught with unloaded gun

Posted December 10, 2010

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— A Louisburg High School student brought an unloaded handgun and ammunition to school Thursday morning, a school spokesman said.

Franklin County Schools spokesman Joseph Baisley said that other students reported that the student had a weapon in his possession in a classroom. The school resource officer and principal removed the student from the classroom and found the handgun and ammunition, which were turned over to police.

Baisley said that the student, who identity wasn't released, has been removed from school grounds. If it is proven that a weapon was brought on campus, state law requires that a student be suspended for a year, he said.

Students and staff were never in danger, he said.

"At this time, there is no evidence that the student was attempting to harm anyone ... and did not have a plan to use the handgun," Baisley said in a statement Thursday.

The investigation into the incident continues.

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  • SEOpro Dec 10, 2010

    Since we know a kid that was suspended for 3 days for bringing a BUTTER KNIFE with their LUNCH to school - the gun rule with automatic suspension for a year must be upheld - intent or no intent. It doesn't matter what he intended to do with it (show off, brag, scare...whatever). It was at school and he had possession of it, therefore, no more questions or evaluation is needed.

  • RM24 Dec 10, 2010

    Schools today are no place for guns or weapons of any kind. However I think we are a little ahead of ourselves to say because he had the bullets and a gun there was intent and everyone was in immediate danger. If that was the case then go ahead and charge him with intent to kill (enter the number of schools population). Luckily it takes more than just a gun and bullets to cause immediate danger. Someone has to pull the trigger. Kids often do things before they think. Most of the time this bad decision does not result in people dying. As mentioned below when I was in high school their were more vehicles in the parking lot with guns than without. Our intent was to go hunting with them after school. I am smart enough to know that he was probably not gonna use a hand gun for hunting. But I am not smart enough however to know by reading this article or by simply knowing he had a gun with bullets that everyone in the school was in immediate danger and he was there to kill someone!!!

  • flipflopshf Dec 10, 2010

    Of course it was proven that the gun was brought to school. Mr. Baisley was just stating the law. This has nothing to do with who knows who. School systems must go through the proper channels before expulsions and suspensions take place.

  • luv2surffish2 Dec 10, 2010

    friends used to have shotgun and rifle hanging in back window of picup truck... now ya get hung for it due to stupid stuff like this..

  • usmcasa Dec 10, 2010

    Was it a real gun or just a bb pistol?

  • Worland Dec 10, 2010

    I think y'all would be surprised at how many guns are brought into schools every day by kids. Mostly for a cool show and tell to friends, sometimes as a defense to your bully children, and occasionally for disaster. It wasn't that long ago half the cars in a High School parking lot had guns in them for hunting after school. How times have changed...

  • Sherlock Dec 10, 2010

    All is said by delilahk2000, your right he had the gun, it did not walk ther and be found...

  • gagal Dec 10, 2010

    If it is proven that a weapon was brought on campus, state law requires that a student be suspended for a year.

    is it me or has that already be proven. You have the gun. what more do you need. Well this is Franklin county school. He must know someone in the school or the school system.
    These day's it's all in who you know or what you know.

  • vineyard jewel Dec 10, 2010

    If the student "did not have a plan to use the handgun" then why on earth did he take it and ammo to school??? Geesh!

  • delilahk2000 Dec 10, 2010

    BAISLEY, YOU ARE A PIECE OF WORK WITH YOUR LAST STATEMENT. HE CARRIED A GUN AND AMMO. TOO, HE DID NOT JUST GO AHEAD AND SHOOT SOMEONE JUST TO PROVE TO YOU HIS INTENT.HE HAD A GUN, THAT WAS INTENT. I WOULD NOT WANT YOU LOOKING AFTER A SCHOOL MY CHILD IS IN. ALSO IF IT IS PROVEN HE HAD A GUN, WHAT MORE PROOF DO YOU NEED. STOP GIVING THESE KIDS A SLAP ON THE WRIST AND START GIVING SOME HARSH PUNISHMENT FOR THESE CRIMES........

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