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Riverside student charged with possession of weapon

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Thursday, October 7, 2021

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Riverside student charged with possession of weapon
A Riverside High School student has been charged with possession of weapon on school grounds.

A school resource officer (SRO) at Riverside High School received information 9:10 a.m. Thursday that a student may have been in possession of a handgun. The SRO along with school staff located the 14 year-old student who stated he had placed the handgun in another student's book bag, according to Lt. Patrick Fortenberry of the Greer Police Department.

The second student was located and the handgun was located inside of a “cinch bag” that had been placed inside of his book bag.

The student who brought the handgun to school is being charged as a juvenile with Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. The second student is not being criminally charged due to not knowing what had been placed inside his book bag, according to Fortenberry.

Fortenberry stated, The Greer Police Department thanks the student who reported seeing the handgun this morning which allowed our officers and school staff to locate the handgun. This incident should serve a reminder to students to not allow others to have access to your book bags and other belongings unless you are physically observing what is being done with your belongings.

 

 

 

 

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