Two students facing charges after a gun was found at school

Two Georgetown Middle School students are facing criminal charges and possible expulsion after he brought a gun to school, according to a news release from Georgetown County Schools.

According to Georgetown police Capt. Nelson Brown one male student brought the gun to school Wednesday and gave it to another male student.

The release says around 2 p.m. Wednesday one student told a school administrator that another student had a handgun.

The principal and school resource officer immediately removed the student from the classroom and recovered an unloaded .38 caliber handgun from the student’s coat pocket, according to the release.

No ammunition was found on the student or in his locker or belongings, the release says.

The student in posession of the handgun has been recommended for expulsion and both students will face criminal charges from the Georgetown Police Department, which is conducting an ongoing investigation.

Christian Boschult: 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian