Spartanburg high school student charged with carrying gun to school

Spartanburg Herald JournalOctober 30, 2012 

— A Dorman High School student was arrested on Monday on charges that he brought a gun to the campus.

Curtis Rashad Meadows, 17, of 392 Bearden Road, Spartanburg, was charged with carrying a weapon on school property and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, the gun was in the trunk of Meadows’ vehicle and never brought into any of the school’s buildings. Investigators determined that Meadows never threatened anyone with the gun and had no intention of harming anyone.

An incident report from Oct. 12 states that a Spartanburg man reported a pistol missing from his home, as well as a gold necklace. The man’s son gave a statement to authorities that he saw Meadows selling the pistol to another suspect at Dorman High School and that he heard Meadows admit to taking the necklace.

Lt. Tony Ivey said that the gun has not been recovered and the investigation is ongoing.

A written statement from Spartanburg District 6 states that the district was notified by the Sheriff’s Office of the incident and is acting accordingly.

“According to our policies and procedures, any student charged in this manner would be suspended from school, all activities and school district properties,” the statement reads. “We appreciate the efforts of the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office as they continue to investigate this matter.”

Meadows was a receiver and defensive lineman on the Dorman football team.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that Meadows turned himself in on Monday and was booked into the Spartanburg County jail. He was released Tuesday morning on a $2,000 bond.

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