ST. PAULS — A St. Pauls High School student was charged this week with having a firearm on school property after another student reported a gun in his vehicle, according to St. Pauls police.
According to Chief R.T. Hagens, a student saw a gun in the car driven by 17-year-old Austin Malone about 2 p.m. on Monday.
“He told the principal and the principal went out to the car,” Hagens said.
In the car, police found a loaded .40-caliber handgun, Hagens said. Malone has not given a reason for having the gun in his car, he said.
DeRay Cole, assistant superintendent of Human Resources for the Public Schools of Robeson County, said the school district is investigating the incident.