CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CMS officials say a student was found in possession of a gun on Thursday as he entered the campus of Garinger High School in east Charlotte.
Assistant principal Tomeka Barbour sent parents the following message after the incident:
“This is Assistant Principal Barbour calling with an important message. A student entering campus was found to be in possession of a firearm. Law enforcement was on scene to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff. It is a violation of CMS policy and state law to have a weapon on any CMS campus. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against anyone in violation. Your child’s safety is our top priority. Thank you for your support of Garinger High.”
CMS confirms this is the second gun found on a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools campus this week.
CMS leaders continue to discuss various measures to reduce violence in schools.
Click here to learn more about the uptick in violence at CMS schools.