Kelly Mill student arrested after bringing gun to school

BLYTHEWOOD – A 14-year-old student with a gun was arrested at Kelly Mill Middle School today, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

Another student reported the gun to an administrator who notified the school’s resource officer, according to sheriff’s reports.

After the officer approached the unnamed student and asked him to lift is jacket, an unloaded 9mm handgun was allegedly found stuffed in the waist of the student’s pants, according to the report.

The student was arrested and taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

In a media release, Richland School District Two Director of Communications Libby Roof, said the District had sent an email to parents of students at the school notifying them of the incident.

“The student did not threaten anyone or indicate he planned to use the weapon against anyone,” Roof said.

The story will be updated as more information is available.


  1. Congratulations to The Voice for getting the word out quickly on the Kelly Mills student who carried a gun to school. What did he think was going to happen? Did he think no one would rat him out? And why would he take an unloaded gun anywhere? It will be interesting to learn how he got his hands on the gun. Did a family member own it? Frankly, the kid’s name should be published, even if he is a minor. Maybe this kid will now begin learning safe gun handling and responsibility.

  2. Concerned Citizen says

    Interesting a resident of Woodleigh Park, in Lake Carolina posted the night prior to this event, that his truck had been broken into and a gun stolen from his truck. This may or may not be the gun. The gun owner ‘s response to the community when called out about leaving the gun in his truck was, “my property, my privilege!” “Why shouldn’t I be able to leave my property in my property?”

    In a perfect world this makes sense!!! However, this is not the world we live in, and this older adult has lived long enough to know this. So to disclaim, “My property, my right” when it comes to endangering others, becomes BS! You knew better and should have practiced better judgment. As one gun owner to another, I’d revoke your rights of ownership due to lack of judgment. Having a lethal weapon requires sound judgment, which admittedly you’re lacking.

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