Western Harnett High School
will be charged with felony possession of a weapon on campus.
Authorities say someone tipped off school leaders that the teen was planning to bring a weapon to school.
The Harnett County deputy assigned to the school greeted the student as he got off the bus Thursday morning, and found a loaded handgun in his bookbag. The case is being turned over to juvenile authorities.
The student is automatically subject to a state-mandated 365-day suspension, effective immediately. A letter is being sent home with parents, and all the students were told about the incident.