A 16-year-old student who took a gun to school Tuesday at Stall High School told authorities that his life had been threatened.
North Charleston police were called to the Pinehurst Street school about 2 p.m. for a report of a student who might have a gun. When they arrived, a school administrator had asked the young man to step into the hallway for questioning.
When police asked him if he had a gun in his backpack, he did not answer, and when officers patted him down they found no gun, an incident report said.
It said that when they asked again if the gun was in his bag he shook his head, answering yes, and officers found the Ruger handgun in a bag in the weight room at the school.
The student told officers that he had been bullied and that another student had threatened to shoot him, the report said. It said he admitted he took the gun to school on Monday as well.
His name was not released because he is a juvenile. He was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds and illegal possession of a handgun, the report said.
It was not clear whether the gun was loaded.