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Student arrested after stolen Hi Point handgun found in his backpack

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Richland County deputies arrested a Westwood High School student Tuesday morning after investigators found a stolen Hi Point handgun in his backpack.

Ken Blackstone from Richland School District Two says the gun was not loaded, but the student did have ammunition on him in a separate location.

The Sheriff's Department says the weapon was stolen from a home on Hawkins Creek Road by a 16-year-old friend of the gun owner's daughter.

Blackstone points out the student didn't threaten any other students.

The teen has been charged with larceny, a weapons violation, carrying a weapon on school grounds, possessing a weapon under the age of 18, and possession of a stolen weapon.

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