SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – A juvenile student was taken into custody at Summerville High School on Thursday after they were found to be in possession of a gun.
Officials with the Summerville Police Department said they received a tip from a student that another juvenile had a gun.
The gun was discovered Thursday afternoon and the student was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Police said they are not aware of any threats to the school.
Officials said the gun was reported stolen out of Dorchester County.
Dorchester District 2 Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins sent a message to staff and parents which said the gun was unloaded.
The juvenile is being charged with resisting arrest, possession of a weapon on school grounds, unlawful carry of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.
The arrest comes just one day after the school was evacuated and ultimately dismissed early because of a fire that was started inside a bathroom. A student was later arrested and charged with second-degree arson.
Another juvenile was arrested on December 1st after officers said that person called and made threats about using a gun in school. School resource officers were notified and administrators placed the school on lockdown as the threat was investigated.