Third student charged after gun found at A.C. Flora campus

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A third A.C. Flora High School student has been charged with having a weapon on school grounds.

Deputies say on Tuesday, A.C. Flora's school resource officer was contacted by the school administrator about a student having a loaded magazine in his bookbag. Students also reported seeing someone throw something into the bushes on school grounds. Deputies say a brief search turned up a Smith and Wesson .380 handgun.

Two 16-year-old students were arrested that day. The third was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds and obstruction of justice Thursday.

The names and mugshots of the students arrested have not been released because of their ages.

A.C. Flora's principal, Susan Childs, posted the following letter to parents and students on the school's Twitter page Wednesday in an effort to explain the incidents that happened at the school and also to clear up some rumors that were going around:

Dear Flora Family,

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