Student found with gun at Whittemore Park Middle School

A student was found with a gun in an Horry County school bathroom.

On Wednesday around 10:45 a.m., a student was seen with a handgun in a bathroom in Whittemore Park Middle School near Conway. The student who saw the firearm quickly informed an adult, according to a letter sent to parents.

The school’s staff and student resource officer detained the student, searched their book bag and found the gun.

No one was harmed.

Conway Police responded to the situation, and Spokesperson Taylor Newell said charges are pending.

The letter describing the situation was sent to parents and posted on the school’s Facebook page. Principal Quintina Livingston thanked the student who reported the firearm and thanked Conway Police for its swift response.

Parents were informed through an email, phone call and Facebook post, according to Horry County Schools Spokesperson Lisa Bourcier.