Backpacks banned from school for rest of year after student brings gun to campus

CHARLOTTE — A student was found with a gun on the campus of a northwest Charlotte school on Monday, a spokesperson for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools confirmed.

CMS said a student had a gun at Coulwood STEM Academy. They are now part of an investigation involving law enforcement.

In a message to families, the principal said students are no longer allowed to bring backpacks onto campus for the remainder of the school year.

Below is the full message that CMS sent to families:

“Hello Coulwood STEM Academy families, This is Principal Moss with an important message about a situation that occurred today. A student was found with a firearm on our campus. Law enforcement arrived and an investigation is ongoing. All students and staff are safe, and learning and teaching are continuing. Please speak with your students about the serious consequences of bringing a weapon of any kind to school. It is a violation of the law and the CMS Code of Student Conduct to bring any weapon on campus. In addition, students will not be allowed to bring book bags onto campus for the remainder of the school year. Thank you for your support of Coulwood STEM Academy.”

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