by: Alexa Ashwell Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials confirmed to Channel 9 a gun was found on the campus of Ardrey Kell High School Tuesday.
A 14-year-old boy had the handgun in his backpack for a couple days, sources told Channel 9.
The district said the student was arrested and charged with possession of weapon on school grounds.
Students reported seeing the gun to school administrators.
The district wouldn't say if the gun was loaded or what kind it was.
"I worry about all of them with school shootings," one mother told Channel 9. "I can't really sleep at night because of it."
The school's assistant principal sent parents a message in hopes of easing any concerns.
"I want to assure you that your child's safety is of the upmost importance to us," the message read.
The student's name hasn't been released.
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