Multiple weapons were found on the campus of Richmond County Transitional School Wednesday morning, school officials disclosed in a brief news release at about 5:20 p.m.
“School administrators received information that led to the discovery of weapons on the school campus this morning,” said Richmond County Schools Superintendent George E. Norris, in a prepared statement. “Once the weapons were discovered, the matter was turned over to the School Resource Officer and criminal charges have been filed against the student.”
School officials said they are not able to comment on any disciplinary action taken with the student.
The Richmond County Transitional School is located at 377 Mizpah Road, south of Rockingham, and shares a campus with Leak Street High School.
According to school system officials, the school resource officer at Richmond County Transitional School will be handling the case.
No further information was made available by press time.