OFFICIALS: Pellet Gun, Knives Found In Student's Car Trunk

Pitt County School officials tell WITN they found a pellet gun and two knives in the trunk of a student's car Friday at South Central High School.

Spokeswoman Heather Mayo said officials received a tip around 11:45. Officials identified the vehicle, then got the student and conducted a search.

Pitt County authorities say a 17-year-old senior was charged with two misdemeanor charges of bringing a weapon on educational property.

They say the student said he had no intent to harm anyone, that he bought the pellet gun Thursday and left it in his car along with two hunting knives.

The student was released on a $1,000 secured bond.

Mayo reports the student is being disciplined based on the school code as well as charges being filed with law enforcement.

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