FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A student at West Florence High School was found to be in possession of ammunition for a handgun and a magazine Wednesday, according to a press release from the Florence County Sheriff's Office.
According to the release, no handgun or firearm was found, and there was no known threat to the school.
Information from Florence School District One spokesperson Pam Little-McDaniel stated a school deputy was told the student had the loaded magazine.
That deputy and the assistant principal removed the student and his belongings from class, took him to the office and searched his possessions.
According to Little-McDaniel, the student admitted the magazine clip was in his bookbag. It was reportedly found and the student was taken into custody by the school resource officer.
West Florence High School was placed on lockdown by the Florence County Sheriff's Office as a precautionary measure, according to school officials.