Burke County Sixth Grader Brings Unloaded Gun To School

MORGANTON, NC — A sixth grader at Table Rock Middle School brought an unloaded weapon to school Tuesday, according to officials.

School officials say the student got the gun out of his parents’ vehicle Monday night. Students who saw the weapon immediately reported it to school administrators, officials say, and it was quickly retrieved by the school resource officer.

The principal at Table Rock Middle sent out the following message to parents regarding the incident:


This is Table Rock Principal Mrs. Jennifer Hawkins, I wanted to let you know that an unloaded weapon was found on our campus today.  The weapon has been secured and all students and staff are fine. Our school resource officer was available and assisted with retrieving the weapon.

 If you have any questions, please contact me at 828-437-5212.  

Thank you.”

Deputies say there were no injuries and juvenile authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.