Vance High School Student Found With Gun On Campus

Lathan Robinson

Lathan Robinson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say a teenage student was arrested after bringing a semi-automatic pistol to school.

According to CMPD, 17-year-old Lathan Robinson brought a .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol to Vance High School on Tuesday morning.

Robinson was found with the gun around 8:55 a.m. Tuesday morning. Sources said the gun was loaded and he had extra ammunition.

Principal Melissa Dunlap sent out a ConnectEd message to parents on Tuesday saying, “I want to let you know that a student brought a weapon on campus this morning.  No one was injured or threatened, but this is against the law and school policy.”

Robinson was picked up at school when officers came to arrest him for a simple larceny case in Cabarrus county and he was a suspect to a breaking and entering that happened in Mecklenburg County. The loaded gun was found in his bookbag.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School police officers are involved in the investigation.

Robinson was charged with possession of a gun on educational property, possession of a handgun by a minor, carrying a concealed weapon and larceny.

He is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail under a $5,305 bond.

CMS officials are now using this incident as reminder for parents to tell their children what not to bring to school.

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