RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh’s Broughton High School was put on lockdown after a student had a weapon on campus for a “short period of time” early Monday, the school’s principal said.
Principal Elana Ashburn wrote a letter to parents saying no one was injured and the students involved have been located.
Police later said three teenagers were facing charges in the incident and that the gun was stolen.
The school went into a brief lockdown as law enforcement investigated a report of a person with a gun on campus.
Raleigh Police officers, the Wake County Security Staff and school administration investigated the report and learned a student brought a weapon to school before leaving campus.
“The best means to keep schools safe is to maintain healthy and open relationships between adults and children at all times. Please help us to continue to emphasize to students that they should feel comfortable in talking about situations that cause them concern,” Ashburn said in her letter.
Monday night, Raleigh police said three 15-year-old boys were involved in the incident.
Police obtained juvenile petitions charging two 15-year-old boys with carry conceal, possession of stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor in connection with this incident, according to Raleigh officials.
A secure custody order was also obtained for another 15-year-old male charging him with possession of a weapon on school campus, possession of a firearm by minor, larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, carry conceal, and giving/selling weapon to a minor, Raleigh police said.