Berkeley Sheriff’s Office: 13-year-old arrested after pulling out gun in fight after school

A 13-year-old Cane Bay Middle School student took his stepfather’s pistol to school Friday and pointed it at another student in an after-class brawl, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

The student, who was not identified because he is a minor, was arrested and charged with carrying a weapon on school property, pointing a firearm, unlawful carrying of a firearm, and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He was taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice, an incident report states.

At about 3:30 p.m., a group of kids, including the student, stopped on a trail adjacent to the school after leaving and formed a circle as if to fight, according to the report. The student then pulled the black pistol from his Nike bookbag and pointed it at the other student, releasing the magazine to prove it was real.

The student then placed the magazine, which was loaded with 10 rounds, back into the weapon and again pointed it at the same student, the report states. The other students ran when they realized the gun was real, according to the report.

The Sheriff’s Office found out after the victim reported the incident that the student had been carrying the pistol all day in his bookbag while at school. The weapon was registered to his stepfather, who did not know it was taken.

The incident remains under investigation.

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