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Richland County Sheriff’s Department

LEON LOTT
Sheriff

Two Students Arrested for Weapons on School Grounds

update 03/15/2018: Third Student Arrested for Weapon on School Grounds

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of a 16-year old male student charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds, and obstruction of justice. RCSD deputies arrested this student without incident on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 100 Falcon Drive (A.C. Flora High School) Richland County Sheriff’s Department School Resource Officer was contacted by a school administrator, in reference to a student having a loaded magazine in his book bag. Alert students reported that they saw someone throw something into the bushes on school grounds; this student was responsible for tossing the gun. After a brief search, a Smith and Wesson .380 handgun was located.       

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 two 16-year old males were charged in this same incident for having a weapon on school grounds; this student has been transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.  


Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrests of two 16-year old students, both charged with weapons on school grounds.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 1 Falcon Drive (A.C. Flora High School) Richland County Sheriff’s Department School Resource Officer was contacted by a school administrator, in reference to a student having a loaded magazine in his bookbag. Alert students reported that they saw someone throw something into the bushes on school grounds. After a brief search, a Smith and Wesson .380 handgun was located.       

The Sheriff stated that at no time were any of the students in danger, and that the administrative staff, to include law enforcement acted quickly and swiftly to identify and charge those involved. One student has been released to the custody of his parents, and the other was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.  

March 14, 2018

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