Devin D’Ante Wright. Photo: Submitted by Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. – Two students are being considered for expulsion from a South Carolina high school after bringing a loaded gun to class.
According to officials, a teacher at Andrew Jackson High School in Kershaw spotted a pistol on 17-year-old student Devin Wright in the classroom. The teacher alerted authorities, however, Wright had already passed the gun to a female classmate when the authorities tried to recover the gun.
The second student was tracked down and administrators found a loaded .380 automatic pistol and a small amount of marijuana. Both Wright and the female classmate are being considered for expulsion, officials said.
Wright was charged with carrying a weapon on school property and simple possession of marijuana, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said.
“The presence of a pistol in a school is a very serious matter,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “We will fully investigate the circumstances the circumstances that led to the discovery of this pistol and take any other enforcement action