Officials: Gun found in student’s bag at NC middle school

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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.

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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.

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