Loaded gun found during safety screening at CMS summer school site


CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said a loaded gun was found in a safety screening during summer school at Rocky River High School on Wednesday.

Officials said students from several high schools in the district attend the summer school program at Rocky River, and all of them participated in the screening.

Officials said a loaded gun was found by a CMS police canine firearms detection team which examines bags, backpacks and other personal items.

Officials said the suspect has been arrested and charged. According to CMS, a taser-like device was also found and taken. Rocky River was placed on lockdown during the screening.

CMS confirmed this was the first gun found during one of its random screenings. They were put in place earlier this year as part of the district's new safety plan. 

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