Student with weapon prompts elementary school lockdown

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Student with weapon prompts elementary school lockdown

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 8:20 PM

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A West Charlotte elementary school went on lockdown Friday morning after a student was found carrying a gun on campus.

Friday morning, the Ashley Park PreK - 8 School went on lockdown. CMPD officials initially told NBC Charlotte the lockdown went into effect for reports of an armed person in the area.

Further information provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department indicates a student was found to be carrying a gun on the campus.

CMPD says Charlotte-Mecklenburg School police are handling the investigation.

The school was still on lockdown as of 1:15 Friday afternoon.

Ashley Park PreK - 8 is located in the 2400 block of Belfast Drive in West Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School officials have not returned our phone calls.

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