MATTHEWS, N.C. — A parent tried to bring a loaded gun in her purse into a Butler High School during an open house last month, a source told Channel 9.
Officials with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools confirmed the parent tried to bring the gun into the school in Matthews. Police said it happened on Thursday, Aug. 25.
According to the source, the parent was stopped by security after going through weapon detectors. The source said the woman was not arrested.
A criminal summons was issued for the criminal charge of possession of a firearm on school property, which is an order that directs the accused to appear and answer to the charges made against them.
The person who is being summoned does not get arrested but must appear in court.
CMS reminds people that firearms are not allowed on CMS campuses.
“We are conducting an investigation into the incident,” CMS officials stated in a news release. “We want to remind people that firearms are not permitted on CMS campuses with the exception of law enforcement.”
Taniesha Knaff said she was rattled when she picked up her kids from Butler on Aug. 29.
“It’s kind of scary,” Knaff said. “We’re already mindful of our kids but now, just be on watch with the parents.”
However, Knaff said she feels safe sending her kids to school with weapon detectors in use.
“I do think the system worked,” she said.
(WATCH BELOW: CMS details why district is adding weapon detectors in schools)
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