Two BHS students arrested with guns

BLYTHEWOOD – Two students at Blythewood High School were arrested on Monday and Tuesday for bring guns to campus.

On Monday, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 15-year-old student after a teacher noticed a gun in the student’s waistband. The teacher secured the weapon and the student was arrested and charged without incident.

According to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, on Tuesday, a student saw a 17-year-old student with a gun on campus on Tuesday and alerted administrators. The 17-year-old was also arrested and charged without incident.

The sheriff’s department said there were no threats made against any school students or staff. Both students were charged with carrying a firearm on school grounds, unlawful carry, and possession of a firearm under 18. The students, whose names were not released because of their ages, were booked at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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