IREDELL COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — An 18-year-old student has been arrested after deputies said he brought a loaded pistol to West Iredell High School on Thursday.
Jeremy David-Walker Langston, 18, is charged with one felony count of possession of a weapon on school grounds.
On Thursday March 1, the school resource officer at West Iredell High School was asked by school administration to assist them in searching Langston’s vehicle which was parked on campus.
School administration wanted Langston’s vehicle searched to investigate whether or not he had a vaporizer on campus and material used in a vaporizer, which they said were violations of the schools Code of Conduct.
When Langston’s vehicle was searched, school officials found a loaded pistol in a holster in the center console. The weapon was then seized by the school’s resource officer, Deputy Kohnstamm.
Langston was taken to the principal’s office where he was interviewed about the gun. At no time was the gun in the school or was there any threat or statement to use the gun.
Langston was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center and given a $25,000 bond.
“Once again, I want the parents and students of Iredell County to know without a shadow of a doubt, we have a zero tolerance stance to violations of school policy or the law when it comes to incidents of weapons or threats to our schools,” Sheriff Darren E. Campbell said.