Local News

Louisburg High student caught with unloaded gun

Posted December 10, 2010 7:51 a.m. EST

— 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.