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.