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Gun incidents reported at two eastern North Carolina schools

After training, teachers and other staffers in South Dakota could choose to bring guns with them to school if their districts want to set up "sentinel" programs.
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Craven County Schools were made aware of a threat directed at Tucker Creek Middle School. According to Havelock Police, an investigation revealed a student made threats of bringing a gun to school. And charges are expected after a gun was taken to a Duplin County elementary school on Monday.

Late Tuesday afternoon local police and Craven County Schools were made aware of a threat directed at Tucker Creek Middle School.

According to Havelock Police, an investigation revealed a student made threats of bringing a gun to school.

Wednesday night, that 13 year old male student from Tucker Creek Middle School was charged on a juvenile petition for making a threat.

He was taken into custody and to a juvenile detention facility.

And charges are expected after a gun was taken to a Duplin County elementary school on Monday.

The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office says a mother reported that a weapon was found in her home, and her son said he got the gun at Warsaw Elementary School.

The school resource officer learned another student had brought the gun to school, and the weapon was owned by the child’s aunt who was visiting from Charlotte. The gun had been reported stolen.

It was passed around to several students.

Officials expect to file juvenile petitions against the students for carrying weapons on school property.

Kelly Batchelor hails from the small crossroads community of Cabin in Duplin County in eastern North Carolina. Since 1989 Kelly has been actively employed in radio.