CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A 16-year-old student was charged with carrying a concealed weapon on school premises Tuesday at Garinger High School.
Shortly before 2 p.m. the School Resource Officer was alerted by a school counselor that a student may be in possession of a gun, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Del’Marcus Walker was located and police conducted a search before locating the gun in his pocket, officials say. The gun was seized and Walker was taken into custody and sent to Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a handgun by a minor, altering a gun serial number and gun on an educational property.
Principal Kelly Gwaltney sent a message to parents Tuesday addressing the incident: