Teen Jailed for Bringing Gun, Knife to School
ROWAN COUNTY, NC — We’re learning more information after a teenager was accused of bringing two weapons to West Rowan High School Friday, Jan. 6.
Stephen McClary, 16, was still in jail Tuesday evening.
Deputies say someone reported the weapons to school administrators. They say McClary admitted to having a knife, pulled it out of his boot and handed it over. In his backpack, deputies say there was a .45 caliber handgun wrapped in a towel. There were no bullets.
“You would be concerned if your child were exposed to that not knowing why the child brought the gun or the knife,” said one parents, Jackie Gardner.
McClary’s mother spoke to WCCB Charlotte. She had not been able to see her son in jail yet to ask questions. She says her son took the gun from a relative’s home without permission.
He faces two charges of weapons on campus and one charge of possession of a firearm by a minor.
The Rowan-Salisbury School District had no comment.
The code of conduct says bringing a weapon on campus could mean a year of suspension.