High School Student Arrested for Bringing Gun to School

A 16-year-old Hilton Head student is in police custody for bringing a gun to school. Beaufort County deputies arrested the high school student Monday afternoon at a convenience store near Hilton Head High School. They say he had a handgun visibly tucked into his pants.

According to the sheriff's office, his ex-girlfriend told them he pointed the gun at her while walking from the high school to the middle school. Deputies sent the boy to the juvenile detention center in Columbia.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com