Investigation at West Charlotte High School Following On-Campus Disturbance

12/13/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, December 13, 2021) – Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Metro Division are conducting an investigation after a firearm was discharged on the campus of West Charlotte High School

Shortly after 2:15 p.m., on Monday, December 13, 2021, officers in the Metro Division responded to a discharging firearm call for service at 2219 Senior Drive.  Officers quickly responded to the incident location and determined that no one had been struck by gunfire.

The initial investigation revealed that several students were involved in a dispute over a book bag. Following the dispute, a student brandished a firearm and discharged at least one round. The discharged firearm occurred on campus but did not occur inside any school building.  Medic responded and treated one person for a minor injury that was not the result of gunfire.

Following this incident, officers remained on the scene during student dismissal to ensure all students were released without further incident.

Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Representatives CMPD's Operations Command, CMS Police, Crime Stoppers, and CFD also responded to the scene to assist.  

CMPD encourages students and community members to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings - an observant community is the best partner in preventing the next crime.  If anyone observes suspicious activity or persons in the area, please contact 9-1-1. Students can also  provide anonymous information to a School Resource Officer or school official. Information can also be provided by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  Any information leading to an arrest or weapon seizure is now eligible for an award up to $500.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20211213-1416-04.

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