Teen arrested after loaded gun found at Harding University High School

- A loaded gun was found on the campus of a high school in west Charlotte on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred just before 12:30 p.m. at Harding University High School on Alleghany St. CMPD confirmed that a weapon was found at the school and one person was taken into custody.

That person has been identified as 16-year-old Damon Wright. Police said the teen has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon. 

The school principal, Eric Ward sent a message out to parents explaining the incident. In the statement, Ward says:

"Good evening, Ram parents!

This is Mr. Ward, principal of HUHS. Today, school administrators were alerted about the possibility of a weapon on campus. The administrative team and school resource officers quickly responded to the report, and as a result, a weapon was discovered. It is my goal to make you aware of serious situations that occur on our campus and to assure you that we are serious about maintaining a safe environment for all.  With your help, our students help, and our staffs help to work together and to report any concerns, we can continue to maintain a safe educational environment where we can Now Overachieve In spite Society’s Expectations (NOISE). Thank you and have a great evening!"

No other information has been released at this time. This is a developing story, check back with us for more updates.

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