Student brings loaded handgun to Olympic High School


CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — A student is facing disciplinary action after bringing a loaded handgun on Olympic High School’s campus Monday, schools officials said. 

According to a spokesperson for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the weapon was found by staff during a search of the students belongings. 

A message to parents from Olympic High School Principal Erik M. Olejarczyk regarding the incident was sent Monday afternoon. 

Message from CMS:

Safety of students and staff is a top priority for our team at all Olympic campuses.  Today it was brought to our attention that a student brought onto campus a loaded handgun.  The weapon was found by staff during a search of the students belongings.  This is a very serious matter and the student is being disciplined to the fullest extent based on our Code of Student Conduct.  We are asking our parents to please speak to your children about the severity and consequences for poor choices that can potentially put students and staff in danger. We look forward to maintaining a safe educational environment for all students and staff daily.  Thank you for supporting the Olympic community of schools. 

The name of the student has not been released. It’s unclear at this time if the student will face charges. 

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