Crime & Courts

Richmond Co. | Columbia Co. | Aiken Co. |

2 Lucy C. Laney students arrested on weapons charges

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 12:42 PM
Last updated 7:26 PM
  • Follow Crime & courts

Two Lucy C. Laney High School students have been arrested on charges of taking a gun, a gun magazine and a dagger to campus.

According to school safety and security incident report, on Sept. 13 a 16-year-old was found with an unloaded .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun in his front pocket. Another 16-year-old was found with a gun magazine and a white dagger with a 14-inch sheath and a 8-inch blade.

A parent facilitator had been alerted about the weapons by another student. After she called the school safety officer, Albert Edwards, he performed a frisk in his office on the student who reportedly had the gun.

The other student was escorted by interim Assistant Principal Hal Thomason to another classroom and searched.

The magazine found in that student’s pocket fit the handgun found on the first student, according to the report.

Both boys were fingerprinted and taken into custody at Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center on accusations of possessing weapons on school property.

Comments (8) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
dichotomy
29819
Points
dichotomy 09/23/13 - 03:53 pm
7
1
I assume their mamas will be

I assume their mamas will be along any minute to tell us what sweet kids they are and that nobody had the right to frisk them and damage their self-esteem by taking away their deadly weapons.

SRD
329
Points
SRD 09/23/13 - 04:07 pm
7
2
gangland

No doubt these boys are part of some game and were in collusion with one another, so that means more than likely they are being raised by other gang members rather than their mamas or daddies if they are even around. Now I do wonder where the gun came from and whom it is registered to. Stolen I would imagine!

nocnoc
37506
Points
nocnoc 09/23/13 - 04:30 pm
5
0
Noticed the extra careful wording

detailing a gun, a gun magazine and a dagger to campus.

So now tell us how much 25 cal. ammo these 2 less that brilliant students had?

nocnoc
37506
Points
nocnoc 09/23/13 - 04:38 pm
4
0
BTW:

Yet another great example of the different world we live in.
Now a days if it is old enough to breathe, it is old enough to make you bleed.

I wish they would start back tracking these weapons to the source.
Yes I know the weapon was likely stolen at some point, but why not track all the chain of criminals down to the 1st criminal act it was involved in. If they refuse, start giving them the MAX time as their sentences.

rmwhitley
5508
Points
rmwhitley 09/23/13 - 05:31 pm
0
0
I'm certain
Unpublished

they're being raised by a grandmother. The "father" is unknown and the mom is on gubmint assistance.

thauch12
5928
Points
thauch12 09/23/13 - 06:27 pm
3
2
^^^because that is a terrible idea

^^^because that is a terrible idea^^^
While it would be great to know where these guns came from and whose fingers they passed through on their way to these kids (yes I consider them children...albeit very dangerous children), it would call for an extraordinary amount of police time and manpower which these stretched out departments simply do not have.
As for giving them "MAX time," that's another idea that sounds more useful than it really is. Why should I, as a taxpayer, have to feed, clothe, and provide medical care for someone for 30 years? Not to mention the prison system is already overcrowded and there's very little chance someone would actually serve the entire sentence...

Pops
6439
Points
Pops 09/23/13 - 08:10 pm
6
0
Hopefully these two

can get the taxpayer to provide transportation to alternative school.

Darby
23117
Points
Darby 09/23/13 - 09:49 pm
4
0
Am I left to assume that the magazine

was loaded?

The article didn't say. Or does it only matter if the weapon is used to shoot someone?

AutumnLeaves
5700
Points
AutumnLeaves 09/24/13 - 09:35 am
0
0
SEPTEMBER 13, and we're just

SEPTEMBER 13, and we're just NOW hearing about it on the 23rd? Isn't news supposed to be news? How about a story on why we didn't hear about it until now?

Back to Top

Top headlines

Vogtle workforce hits 4,200

About 4,200 workers are employed at the Plant Vogtle expansion project where the first two reactors built in the U.S. in more than three decades are rising from the red clay.
Loading...