Student with loaded gun found at Rocky Mount High School

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) – Police are investigating the discovery of a loaded gun at an Eastern Carolina high school this morning.

Nash County Schools says it happened just before 7:00 a.m. at Rocky Mount High School.

Metal detectors alerted the school to a possible weapon, according to a press release.

They found a gun in the student’s backpack. The school system says the backpack was seized, and the school resource officer was notified.

“Safety remains our top priority at NCPS,” said the school system. “The student involved will face disciplinary measures following NCPS’ code of conduct. We urge all students to “See something, Say something” and report concerns to a teacher or trusted adult. We are committed to keeping our community informed as the investigation continues.”

Rocky Mount police say there was no threat to the students or faculty at any point.

Police are investigating how the student got the gun. So far, no charges have been announced.