A 16-year-old Haywood County student is in jail after being charged with bringing a handgun to school.
According to the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested Dakota Levi Rose at Central Haywood High School and charged him with felony possession of a gun on educational property after he was found to have a .22-caliber revolver on him while on school campus. The weapon was not loaded and no ammunition was found on Rose.
The incident occurred around 2 p.m. after another student reported to a teacher that Rose had a gun. Rose was arrested without incident.
Rose has a pending charge for an arrest October 7 for misdemeanor assault and battery involving another student.
Rose was jailed in lieu of $5,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for November 5.