Students Tazed By Deputies During Fight; Gun Brought To Other School

By: Bill Wilson
By: Bill Wilson

Officers had their hands full today at two Beaufort County schools--a fight at one and a gun found at another.

Beaufort County Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Moss says two students were tazed by school resource officers after a fight at Southside High School. Thirteen students were arrested.

Moss says the fight started out between two girls and escalated. School resource officers and faculty broke up the fight outside the cafeteria.

Approximately 400 students were in and around the commons area when the fight happened. Deputies say one teacher reported minor injuries and went to the hospital for treatment.

Earlier, a 15 year old boy was arrested at S.W. Snowden Elementary in Aurora for bringing a loaded handgun to school. The superintendent says the school received a tip that the boy was planning to bring a gun to school and they pulled him off the bus when he arrived this morning.

Officers found a 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the student's waist band.

Moss says there's no indication he planned to harm anyone. That student is in the Greenville juvenile detention center tonight charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds.

The superintendent says this is the first case of a gun found in school this year in Beaufort County.

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