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Deputies: Teen facing multiple charges after being found with loaded gun, marijuana in backpack at Greenville Co. school

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ZaQuel Shumaud Lewis. (Source: Greenville Co. Detention Center). ZaQuel Shumaud Lewis. (Source: Greenville Co. Detention Center).
Deputies said a student with a loaded gun was arrested at Carolina High School Deputies said a student with a loaded gun was arrested at Carolina High School
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County deputies said School Resource Officers at Carolina High School arrested a teen after finding a loaded gun in his backpack Wednesday morning.

Deputies said the gun and marijuana was found in the backpack belonging to ZaQuel Shumaud Lewis, 19.

School officials pulled Lewis aside after smelling marijuana just after 8 a.m..

“When informed of the necessity to conduct a search, Lewis fled the building and began cursing at school staff, at which time a school resource officer made contact with the student,” Sgt. Ryan Flood stated. “When the school resource officer went to detain Lewis, he actively resisted and moments later the deputy was able to get him into custody.”

After the backpack was searched and after the items were found inside, Flood said deputies charged Lewis with possession of a firearm on school grounds, resisting arrest, public disorderly conduct, and simple possession of marijuana.

“After conducting multiple interviews, School Enforcement Investigators have not found any evidence to indicate Lewis’ intent was to use the firearm at the school,” Flood said.

Arrest warrants state the gun was a Bersa. 380 caliber handgun. The warrants also state Lewis was previously convicted of possession of marijuana on Feb. 13, 2018.

Lewis was transported to the Greenville County Detention Center. 

His bond was set at $30,263. 

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