WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A 17-year-old was arrested after police discovered a loaded gun in his bookbag.

The Winston-Salem Police Department said Martes Becoat is charged with Possession of a Firearm on School Property, Carrying a Conceal Gun, and Larceny.

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Police said they discovered the gun while asking to search Becoat’s bookbag after finding out about a stolen jacket. Police saw Becoat place the jacket in his bag before walking into the office. The loaded gun was then found the bag under the jacket.

Police said the larceny took place Monday off school property.

Becoat was given a $30,000 secured bond.

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