Juvenile Brings AR-15 to North Carolina High School Basketball Game

The young man who brought an AR-15 to a Millbrook High School basketball game is in custody.

Juvenile Brings AR-15 to North Carolina High School Basketball Game

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Raleigh, North Carolina – A male juvenile was arrested Thursday night after he brought an AR-15 to a basketball game being played at Millbrook High School.

According to authorities, police officers responded on Thursday at 8:40 p.m. to reports that a subject had a gun at the basketball game against Hillside High School. The boy was found with an AR-15 and immediately taken into custody by the Raleigh Police Department with assistance from the Wake county Sheriff’s Office and Wake County Public Schools’ Security, reports ABC11.

Police say the suspect is not a student, reports WECT. His age and identity have not been released by authorities.

In response to the incident, extra law enforcement personnel will be patrolling Millbrook’s campus on Friday. Counselors will also be available to support students.

In a message to parents and staff on Thursday evening, Millbrook Principal Dr. Brian Saunders urged students to openly discuss concerning situations with adults.

“The best means to keep schools safe is to maintain healthy and open relationships between adults and children at all times,” Saunders said. “Please help us to continue to emphasize to students that they should feel comfortable in talking about situations that cause them concern.”

WRAL reports that at least 10 guns have been seized at schools in the area in the last month, including Millbrook.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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