Student Arrested After Body Scanner Found Loaded Gun At High School In West Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A student was arrested Monday after a body scanner found a loaded gun on the campus of a high school in west Charlotte.

The weapon was discovered as the student tried to enter Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology through one of the newly installed body scanners.

Law enforcement arrived at the school and arrested the student, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools spokesperson.

The school was not placed on lockdown since the weapon was discovered upon arrival.

“The safety of our students is our top priority. All students and staff are safe, and learning and teaching are continuing,” Berry Academy of Technology Principal Branham said in a statement. “Please speak with your students about the serious consequences of bringing a weapon to school.”

It is a violation of the law and the CMS Code of Student Conduct to bring any weapon on campus.

Monday was the second day scanners were used at Berry Academy of Technology.


Edit Note: The high school is in west Charlotte but is not apart of the West Charlotte High School community.