LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP/WNCN) — A student at Western Harnett High School has been arrested and charged with bringing a loaded gun on campus.
Maj. Jeff Huber with the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said Imani Olivier, 17, also is charged with possession a gun with altered serial numbers and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon. Her bond is $150,000. School policy says the recommended penalty for bringing a gun to school is a one-year suspension.
Huber said Olivier had a .380 caliber pistol with a magazine had had 14 bullets in it on Monday at school.
In a release, Principal Chris Pearson said a group of students came to school after classes began. A administrator noticed the students acting unusual and took them to the administrative offices.
The School Resource Officer found loaded gun in Olivier’s pocketbook during an investigation.
Olivier and three other students arrived late to school on Monday and were acting strangely. School officials smelled marijuana and checked the students’ bags.
Officials sayd Olivier did not communicate any threats to school officials or students.
“The safety of every child at Western Harnett High School is the first priority of the staff and administration of the school. We take this situation and the safety of our students seriously and, as we did today, we will always take immediate action. Additionally, we will keep you informed anytime there is a concern,” said Pearson
Officials would not comment about any disciplinary action against Olivier.