A student has been now been charged after deputies say they found a gun in the pickup truck that he drove to school.
Bertie County Sheriff John Holley says Dallas White was charged Thursday morning with possession of a firearm on school grounds. He says the 17-year-old from Windsor was a senior at the Bertie High School.
The school system says the student has been given a 365-day suspension from school.
Holley says a school resource officer spotted ammunition in the pickup truck that was parked at the school. The hunting rifle was then found after a search of the vehicle.
Holley says White was released into the custody of his mother.
A student has been suspended for bringing a gun on campus, but so far no criminal charges have been brought.
Bertie County Schools say a school resource officer at Bertie High School discovered a .22 caliber hunting rifle inside a vehicle driven to school by a student. The school system says the student has been given a 365-day suspension from school.
Sheriff John Holley says as of Wednesday afternoon no charges had been filed against the student. It is a Class I felony for someone to bring a firearm on school property.
The school system says at no time were any students, staff or faculty in danger.