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Lumberton High School student charged after bringing loaded gun to school, officials say

A student brought a loaded gun to Lumberton High School Friday morning, according to officials.
A student brought a loaded gun to Lumberton High School Friday morning, according to officials.
Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 12:51 PM EDT
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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) – A student brought a loaded gun to Lumberton High School Friday morning, according to officials.

Robeson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Glen Burnette III said the gun was found in a freshman’s book bag during a random search.

The student, 15, was charged with having a weapon on campus and taken to the Cumberland County Jail. The student’s name is not being released due to their age.

Burnette III added the student will also be given a mandatory 365-day suspension.

The school started the random searches this week after another student was found with a gun last week, the superintendent said. He added the searches were common practice prior to COVID.

Lumberton High School does not have a metal detector.

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