Four Northern High School students are under investigation for bringing a unloaded gun to school four weeks ago, a sheriff's spokesman said Thursday.
Brian Jones, a spokesman for the Durham County Sheriff's Office, said on Oct. 2, a staff member noticed three students acting suspiciously. The students walked from one bathroom to another. The staff member followed the students to the bathroom. The staff member entered and heard something hard hit the floor.
Further investigation found that a Taurus 44 Special had fallen on the floor, Jones said.
"Three juvenile petitions were submitted and warrants were sought for an additional student," he said.
Never miss a local story.
Chrissy Pearson, a spokeswoman for Durham Public Schools, said the district sent an automated message to the homes of all the parents, notifying them of the incident.