NEW INFO: Student Arrested After School Bus Gun Scare

A high school student is under arrest after a gun scare near a school bus stop.

Timothy Platt is currently charged with resisting and or obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Lenoir County deputies say they received a called around 7:00 a.m. The bus driver told deputies that a student was walking down the roadway and not at his usual bus stop. The driver stopped and asked the student if he was going to school. The student reportedly was carrying a shotgun or rifle and told the bus driver to "go on"

The driver pulled away and stopped on Poole Road to call 911. During the call students on the bus noticed the armed teen was walking toward the bus. The driver was told to leave the area.

Deputies converged on the area and saw the 16-year-old Platt. They say he ran from deputies, but was caught a short time later. Deputies say they found no firearm and they're investigating whether the weapon was possibly a pellet rifle. They say a pellet rifle is missing from Platt's home.

Platt is also under investigation for an altercation on Monday at the high school.


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