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Posted on: September 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] YCSO SROs Investigate Gun and Ammo on Rock Hill High School Campus

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YORK COUNTY, SC – York County School Resource Officers are investigating a complaint about students possessing a gun and ammunition on Rock Hill High School grounds. Though the incident remains under investigation, deputies have identified two students, one 17-year-old and one 14-year-old, who were involved. Deputies do not believe the students were going use the firearm at school for violence. At this point in the investigation the students tell investigators they were using the gun during the filming of a music video.

School administrators and Resource Officers searched one student’s book bag and the lockers of both students for any weapons. YCSO K9 units also searched the restrooms and lockers for additional firearms and none were found. 

One student has been petitioned to Family Court on the charges of possession of a weapon on school property and unlawful possession of a hand gun by a person under the age of 18.  Charges are still pending for the second juvenile. 

The case remains under police investigation. Rock Hill School District administration is handling disciplinary action for the students.

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