CHARLOTTE, N.C. For the third time this month, a gun was found on a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools campus Thursday afternoon.
An unloaded gun was found at South Mecklenburg High School Thursday afternoon, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
The firearm was found in a car on the camps after school was over. Police said Joshua Belk, 23, had the gun. He is not a CMS student but was picking up a student who is a relative and goes to South Mecklenburg.
An administrator said she smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle that was in the student pick-up line. That employee approached the vehicle, saw the gun and immediately called police.
The vehicle did not leave the scene and no one was hurt. Belk was charged with possession of a gun on school grounds, CMS said.
On Tuesday a loaded gun was located on the campus of West Charlotte High School after a male student in the Right Choices Program was caught with the weapon. Right Choices is an intervention and early support program for students who have violated the CMS Code of Student Conduct, according to the school district's website.
Earlier this month a seventh grade student was caught with a loaded gun in his backpack at Community House Middle School in Ballantyne.
The 12-year-old brought the gun to the school on April 18 after stealing it from his grandfather. The boy was taken to a Juvenile Detention Center.