Kids had gun at south Charlotte’s Huntingtowne Farms Elementary


Two elementary school students were charged after a loaded gun and a box cutter were brought to a south Charlotte school Thursday, according to the Observer’s news partner WBTV.

It happened at Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School located off Park Road, sources told WBTV. The loaded gun and box cutter were found in the students' backpacks after other children reported them to staff. The two were about 10 years old and were charged with bringing weapons to school, it was reported.

Parents received a message from the school Principal Carolyn Rodd alerting them of the incident.

“Staff was informed that a student brought a gun to school. We identified the student, searched his/her personal belongings and found a gun,’ stated the message from Rodd.

“Upon further investigation, a box cutter was discovered in another student’s backpack. Law enforcement was notified immediately and they are conducting an investigation. No one was injured or threatened.”

Rodd encouraged parents to talk to their children about the incident and “the importance of sharing with any administrator, teacher or staff person any situation that violates school conduct.”

“Please inform your child of the consequences that go along with this, which can be found in your Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook,” said the message.