Loaded gun found at Onslow County high school; basketball game canceled

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A basketball game tonight has been canceled after deputies found a loaded gun at an Onslow County high school.

Col. Chris Thomas told WITN that the revolver was found by a deputy during a search at White Oak High School.

He said the student is in custody and there is no ongoing threat at the school.

Thomas said their investigation showed that bringing the weapon to school wasn’t directed toward any one person.

Onslow County Schools spokesman Brent Anderson said out of an abundance of caution, Friday night’s home basketball game with Northside High School was canceled.

He said the principal sent messages to parents around noon letting them know what had happened.