17-year-old student accused of bringing gun onto school campus in Lumberton

17-year-old student accused of bringing gun onto school campus in Lumberton
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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) – A 17-year-old student was arrested after police said he brought a gun onto Lumberton High School’s campus.

The Lumberton Police Department was notified Tuesday afternoon that a student had shown a gun to someone on campus.

The Public Schools of Robeson County said the student got the gun from his mother’s car and brought it into school to show other students. The district said that those students also recorded him bringing the gun onto campus.

An investigation was conducted, and the student was found off-campus.

The student is charged with having a weapon on campus and possession of a weapon by a minor. The student’s mother was also charged in the case for having a weapon on school grounds. The mother’s name has not been released.

The students who recorded the incident and opened the door to let the 17-year-old into school with the gun were punished, according to the school district.

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