Stolen gun found in student’s waistband

GABRIELLE: AN UPSTATE GHHI SCHOOL STUDENT STANDS ACCUSED OF BRINGING A STOLEN GUN TO SCHOOL. THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY SHERIFF” FIOFCE SAYS THEY ARRESTED A 15-YEAR-OLD BOILING SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT THIS MORNING. DEPUESTI SAY A CHILD TOLD HIS PARENT THAT SOMEONE PULLED A GUN ON HIM AT SCHOOL YESTERDAY. THE PARENT GAVE THE RESOURCE OFFICER THE SUSPECTED STUDENT’S NA.ME SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND THE RESOURCE OFFICER SEARCHED THAT STUDENT THIS MORNING ANDAY S THEY FOUND A PISTOL IN THE STUDENT’S WAISTBAND. WE’RE TOLD, THE STUDENT WAS TAKEN TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE. HIS NAME CAN’T BE RELEASED BECAUSE OF

Student at Boiling Springs High School had stolen gun in waistband at school, deputies say

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT Mar 15, 2022

An Upstate student is now in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice for having a stolen gun in his waistband at school, according to Lt. Kevin Bobo with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office. Bobo said the investigation started Monday night when a student at Boiling Springs High School reported a gun was pulled on him at school on Monday. He said on Tuesday morning the student accused of pulling the gun on the other student was taken to the office when he arrived and a semi-automatic pistol was found in the suspect’s waistband. A check of the gun revealed it to be stolen from another jurisdiction , Bobo said. The suspect was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon, weapon on school grounds, and possession of a stolen weapon. The suspect, who is 15 years old, was taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia, and by law, his identity cannot be revealed, according to Bobo. Spartanburg School District 2 provided the following statement through the sheriff’s office: “Good morning Boiling Springs High School Families this is Mr. McQuigg. This morning, our SROs, acting on a tip they received and assisted by our Administration, took a student into custody .The student was later found to be in possession of handgun.The student was arrested, without incident, shortly after arriving on campus and removed from the school by our law enforcement partners.We are thankful to our BSHS Families for doing their part to keep We are also thankful to our SROs for building the relationships needed to establish trust and open lines of communication with our families. We will continue to do all we can to provide the safest environment possible at BSHS. Today’s arrest shows how committed we are to that mission. Thank you, and as always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.”

An Upstate student is now in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice for having a stolen gun in his waistband at school, according to Lt. Kevin Bobo with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Bobo said the investigation started Monday night when a student at Boiling Springs High School reported a gun was pulled on him at school on Monday.

He said on Tuesday morning the student accused of pulling the gun on the other student was taken to the office when he arrived and a semi-automatic pistol was found in the suspect’s waistband.

A check of the gun revealed it to be stolen from another jurisdiction, Bobo said.

The suspect was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon, weapon on school grounds, and possession of a stolen weapon.

The suspect, who is 15 years old, was taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia, and by law, his identity cannot be revealed, according to Bobo.

Spartanburg School District 2 provided the following statement through the sheriff’s office:

“Good morning Boiling Springs High School Families this is Mr. McQuigg. This morning, our SROs, acting on a tip they received and assisted by our Administration, took a student into custody. The student was later found to be in possession of handgun. The student was arrested, without incident, shortly after arriving on campus and removed from the school by our law enforcement partners. We are thankful to our BSHS Families for doing their part to keep our students and staff safe by speaking up when they see or hear “Something that concerns them. We are also thankful to our SROs for building the relationships needed to establish trust and open lines of communication with our families. We will continue to do all we can to provide the safest environment possible at BSHS. Today’s arrest shows how.” committed we are to that mission. Thank you, and as always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.”

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