Goose Creek police arrest juvenile for bringing gun to Stratford High School

Stratford High School (FILE/WCIV)

The Goose Creek Police Department announced that a juvenile was taken into custody Tuesday, Nov. 6 by investigators for bringing a gun to Stratford High School on Oct. 16.

"The subject was located in Dorchester County and apprehended without incident. He will be charged by GCPD for the weapons violation and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice for adjudication," states the Goose Creek Police Department.

The GCPD states it was assisted by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office.

Law enforcement have been searching for the student since the incident.

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The incident began when a school resource officer at Stratford was notified the morning of Oct. 16 by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office that a student may be armed with a handgun from a recent break-in, Goose Creek Police said in an emailed statement.

The officer located the student, a 16-year-old boy, and brought him to the office for a search, police say.

But while the officer was waiting on a school administrator to come search the student, the boy ran away and left the school, police say.

Afterward, the officer found a loaded handgun in the student’s bookbag, according to police.

Three schools in the Goose Creek and Ladson areas were on lockdown on Oct. 16 while police searched for the suspect.

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