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17-year-old arrested for gun found at Ashley HS

A 17-year-old turned himself into the sheriff’s office Friday after a gun was found at Ashley High School the day before. (Courtesy NHCS)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A teen was arrested Friday in connection with a firearm found at Eugene Ashley High School.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 17-year-old male at 2 p.m. The juvenile turned himself into deputies at the detention facility and he is being held under a secure custody order.

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The student is being charged with possession of a firearm on educational property, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, possession of a firearm by a minor, possession of marijuana, misdemeanor assault on a school employee, and resist delay obstruct a government official.

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