Middle-schoolers face weapons charges

ROCK HILL -- Two Saluda Trail Middle School students have been charged with bringing weapons on campus, according to Rock Hill police.

The two students were arrested in separate incidents, according to police reports.

In one case, police say a 13-year-old boy brought a BB gun to school Friday and showed it to at least one other student, a report states. The boy at first denied he had the gun, but later admitted to police that he'd brought it so he could take it to his grandmother's house after school, according to the report.

Another student was charged with having a knife on campus, also on Friday. Police say that student, an 11-year-old boy, brought a knife with a 3-inch blade. Several students reported this to an administrator, the report states. The boy apparently didn't realize he had the knife, according to the report, and police don't believe he intended to hurt anyone.

Both boys were charged with carrying a weapon on school grounds.

-- The (Rock Hill) Herald