Kingstree High School student charged after bringing gun to school


KINGSTREE, S.C. (WCBD) —  A judge downgraded charges for a teenager charged with bringing a weapon on school grounds.

Jaquan McFadden, 18, was originally charged with possession of a weapon on school premises.  The charges were changed to “disturbing schools”

According to Investigator Alex Edwards, spokesman for the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, the charges were lowered because the 18-year-old only had a BB gun.

Kingstree Police Chief James Barr tells News 2 that Kingstree High School was put on lockdown around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1 after students alerted staff that McFadden had a weapon.

The student is currently out on bond.  No word at this time on when his next court appearance will be.

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