RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A high school student in Richland County is facing charges after a gun was found in his backpack at school on Wednesday.
Richland County deputies say a school resource officer arrested 18-year-old Michael Hilton after the gun was found in his backpack at Dutch Fork High School. Hilton will be charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds.
Deputies say students, faculty, and staff were never in danger. The weapon was discovered when there was suspicious activity among the students and a teacher questioned it, says RCSD Lt. Curtis Wilson. Hilton admitted to the teacher that he had a gun.
Hilton was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
Lexington-Richland School District 5 released a statement, saying:
The school district's spokesperson said no information could be released on the student from them.