Gun found on Ardrey Kell High School grounds

A Gun was found on Ardrey Kell High School campus Tuesday afternoon.

A call came in to CMPD around 3:15 p.m. regarding a concealed weapon on the campus. Police charged a student with possession of a handgun on school grounds.

No one was injured and the school did not go into lockdown, according to the Media Relations Specialist of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

The school released the following statement to Ardrey Kell parents: 

"This is assistant principal Bridget Rich. Keeping families aware of incidents that happen on campus is important. Today, a student had a gun on campus. It was reported to school administration and quickly investigated. The gun was confiscated and the student will be charged with possession of a handgun on school grounds and will be disciplined according to the code of conduct. I want to assure you that your child’s safety is of the upmost importance to us. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at the school, 980-343-0860."