NEW DETAILS: High School Senior Found With Loaded Pellet Gun

Lawmen says a high school student was found this morning with a pellet gun.

Sheriff Neil Elks tells WITN News that it happened at North Pitt High School. Sha'Key Overton has been charged with misdemeanor possession of a weapon on educational property.

Pitt County Schools spokeswoman Heather Mayo says after a Crimestoppers tip, law enforcement went to a classroom around 10:00 a.m. and pulled a 12th grade male student out of class. They searched him and his book bag where they found the loaded weapon.

Mayo says the student will be disciplined according to their conduct code.

The 19-year-old was booked into the Pitt County Detention Center.

Mayo says this is the 70th case of a weapon found on school grounds in Pitt County so far this school year.

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