ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) — A student was found with a gun at a Nash County elementary school Friday morning, according to a release from Nash County Public Schools.

The incident happened at Winstead Avenue Elementary School at approximately 9:13 a.m., according to an investigation update from the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Police said the school’s resource officer was alerted to a student having a weapon. The student and weapon were found immediately and the weapon was secured.

Police further said, “at no time was there a threat to the students or faculty.”

“I commend the school administrators, staff, and SRO for responding quickly to this situation,”
stated Chief Robert Hassell. “Gun owners need to ensure that they are securing their firearms so
they’re not getting into the hands of minors. These incidents are preventable.”

The Rocky Mount Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this case.

The school district has further said, “We urge all students to ‘See something, Say something’ and report concerns to a teacher or trusted adult. We are committed to keeping our community informed as the investigation continues.”