NEWPORT, NC (WCTI) — Carteret County deputies are investigating after they found a loaded handgun in a 13-year-old student’s bag.
Carteret County deputies recovered a Ruger 9 mm handgun just before the bell rang at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday.
The incident happened at Broad Creek Middle School.
Detective Lt. Michael Panzarella reported that school officials received an anonymous tip.
The eighth grade student was found in a computer lab class where the gun was recovered from his gym bag.
The gun did not have a round in the chamber although a full seven-round magazine was inside the weapon.