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Teen charged after loaded revolver found stashed in his backpack at ENC school

Most gun crimes are committed by men, but women also help buy, hide and sell guns for others.
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The revolver was found concealed inside the 17-year-old student’s backpack during a search by school staff and the School Resource Officer. Deputies say the search was conducted after a drug complaint against the student.

A teenager is facing a felony charge after investigators say the student brought a loaded revolver to school on Friday.

The revolver was found concealed inside the 17-year-old student’s backpack during a search by school staff and the School Resource Officer. Deputies say the search was conducted after a drug complaint against the student.

The weapon was not brandished and there had been no threats made.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says the student was taken into custody without incident and the teen is being held in a juvenile detention center pending further action by the courts.

He has been charged with possession of a weapon on school property.