Second West Florence High student charged with bringing weapon on school grounds

Second West Florence High student charged with bringing weapon on school grounds
Source: Raycom Media

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A second West Florence High School student was arrested Friday and charged with bringing a weapon on school premises.

According to information from Florence County Sheriff's Maj. Mike Nunn, Ashton Lee Rotan, 18, allegedly had a knife in a vehicle parked at the school.

South Carolina law makes it illegal to possess a weapon on school premises, including a knife with a blade that is longer than two inches.

Rotan is being held at the Florence County Detention Center pending a bond hearing, according to Nunn.

Earlier on Friday, another West Florence High student was arrested after a loaded gun was found in a vehicle parked at the school.

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