Durham student had loaded gun

Posted October 19, 2010 11:51 a.m. EDT
Updated October 19, 2010 12:49 p.m. EDT

— A freshman at Durham's Northern High School brought a loaded gun to school Monday, said Tahira Stalberte, spokeswoman for Durham Public Schools.

Another student who was aware of the weapon reported it to a school administrator.

The Durham County Sheriff's County Office was called to the school, at 117 Tom Wilkinson Road, and arrested the 15-year-old student.

He faces a year-long suspension from school and criminal charges of possession of a weapon by a minor, possession of a handgun by a minor, possession of a stolen gun, carrying a concealed weapon, communicating threats, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Because the accused is a minor, authorities did not release his name.

The sheriff's office said the gun had been stolen from a home in Durham County in June.