Gun found in backpack of Pinecrest High student
Once the gun was discovered officers moved in quickly and the school was put on lockdown to make sure that what they discovered was an isolated incident.
CLUSTERS IN DURHAM, 6 IN WAKE COUNTY, AND 4 IN NASH COUNTY SCHOOLS THIS WEEK. BACK TO YOU. >>> TENSE MOMENTS TODAY AFTER A GUN WAS FOUND IN A STUDENT'S BACKPACK. >> Reporter: ONCE THE GUN WAS DISCOVERED, THE OFFICERS MOVED IN ON CAMPUS QUICKLY AND WANTED TO BE SURE THIS WAS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. >>> A STUDENT WAS CAUGHT WITH A GUN IN A BACKPACK, WHICH LED TO THE SCHOOL BEING PUT ON LOCKDOWN. >> SHOCK. ONE, THEY DIDN'T NOTIFY ANYBODY UNTIL LIKE TWO HOURS AGO, TO LET US KNOW. THEN THEY SAID THEY WERE ON LOCKDOWN. SO I'M HERE TO PICK UP MY DAUGHTER NOW. >> Reporter: THERE WAS A GUN IN A BACKPACK AND EVERYBODY WAS ON LOCKDOWN, EVERYONE ACTED QUICKLY. YOUR THOUGHTS KNOWING THAT HAPPENED? >> I'M GLAD THEY FOUND IT AND GOT IT SECURE AND EVERYBODY IS SAFE. >> Reporter: AT 11:15 A.M., THE PRINCIPAL CAME OVER THE PA SYSTEM AND RESTRICTED MOVEMENT AT THE SCHOOL, SO EVEN WAS TO REMAIN BEHIND LOCKED DOORS UNLESS THERE WAS AN EMERGENCY. EVERYONE WAS TOLD THE STAY IN PLACE. STUDENTS AND TEACHERS STINT DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON, CREATING TENSE MOMENTS. AT 1:00 P.M., THE PRINCIPAL LIFTED THE LOCKDOWN. A STATEMENT SAYS A HANDGUN WAS FOUND IN A STUDENT'S BACKPACK BY A STAFF MEMBER. POLICE AND ADMINISTRATORS INVESTIGATED TO CONFIRM THIS WAS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. THERE ARE NO OCCASIONS THE STUDENT INTENDED TO DO MASS HARM WITH THE WEAPON.