Loaded handgun confiscated at Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school

Loaded handgun confiscated at Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school
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CHARLOTTE, NC (Ann Doss Helms/The Charlotte Observer) - A loaded handgun was confiscated from a student at Olympic High in southwest Charlotte on Monday.

"The weapon was found by staff during a search of the students belongings. This is a very serious matter and the student is being disciplined to the fullest extent based on our Code of Student Conduct," Principal Erik Olejarczyk said in a message to parents.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools provided no further details about the incident.

Guns on CMS campuses have been on the rise, with 19 reported at 12 schools in 2016-17. That was a 10-year high and more than any other district in North Carolina.