14-year-old student found with gun at Durham's Jordan High School, sheriff says

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Friday, February 24, 2023
Student found with gun at Durham's Jordan High School
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A student was found with a gun at Jordan High School, the Durham County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A student was found with a gun at Jordan High School, the Durham County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

The Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer received a tip that a student had a gun on campus just before 3:45 p.m. and the school was placed on lockdown.

Deputies said a few moments later, they found a 14- year-old boy with a gun and secured the weapon.

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"While I'm glad the lesson 'See Something, Say Something' is getting across to our students, it's disheartening that young people believe they need to solve their problems with a gun. Thankfully, in this instance, no one was injured or killed," Sheriff Clarence Birkhead said.

The lockdown has been lifted.

The case remains under investigation, the sheriff said.

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