Student Brings Gun To Carver High School

6:58 PM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC-- Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department are investigating a student for having an unloaded gun on campus at Carver High School.

School spokesperson Theo Helm tells WFMY that around 2:00pm today, staff in the main office received a report from a student that another student may be in possession of a gun. 

As a precaution, the school was put on lockdown, while the School Resource Officer, who is a Winston-Salem Police Officer and additional officers talked to the reporting student.

The gun report came after two juveniles got into a fight on campus, police said.

After talking to the student and a search of the school, officers found the unloaded .22 caliber gun in a backpack in a classroom, police confirmed. 

Due to the search, school dismissal was delayed slightly, and students went home for the day around 3:40pm.

The juvenile was placed in the Forsyth County Juvenile Detention Center.

Friday, Police charged Raul Olivera Mejia, in connection to the incident, with Failure to Secure a Weapon to Protect a Minor.

WFMY News 2/WSFCS

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