MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.C. - A student at West High was arrested after bringing an unloaded gun to school, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
The school resource officer received information from West Montgomery School officials a student would be in possession of drugs.
When the student came to school, he was brought into the office by the principal and a deputy. Once in the principal's office, a .22 caliber revolver slid down the student's leg and onto the floor.
The gun was found to be unloaded and was secured by the resource officer. The student told the officer and school staff he brought the gun for protection.
A detective from Special Operations arrested the student, QaJennings Darnelldes Luck (QLUCK), and charged him with misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon, misdemeanor possession of a handgun by a minor and felony gun on education property.
Luck was placed in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 secured bond.
A search by Montgomery County Sheriff's Officer K-9, Rex, was conducted, along with other students being questioned. The investigation is continuing.