Easley Student arrested for having Gun at School
An Easley High School student was arrested Monday morning after a tip led authorities to a car on campus filled with weapons and ammunition. Easley Police report that 17-year old Hunter Ray Green was detained after a concerned student told faculty members that he had weapons inside a vehicle. Faculty members searched Green’s car and found numerous weapons, including a loaded .22-caliber handgun. Police also found two wood-handled axes, a stun gun, a razor blade knife, nine other knives of various sizes, handcuffs and 200 assorted rounds of ammunition. Green is charged with possession of firearms on school property. According to School District of Pickens County policy, Green will be recommended for expulsion for no less than 365 days. A press release from the district stated that the guns were left in the car after being used for hunting and recreation and were not taken to the school with the intent to harm anyone. However, bringing weapons on school grounds violates state law, and the school district has a zero-tolerance policy towards weapons on school grounds.