Two Aiken High School students were detained for possession of a weapon on school property after they reportedly brought a BB gun to school, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
A student told officers one of the suspects had a gun, according to the report. The suspect initially denied having a weapon, then told an officer it was in his book bag. During a search, officers found a 6 mm BB pistol loaded with white, round pellets.
The suspect told the officer the gun wasn’t his and that he was just “holding” it for another student from the bus, according to the report.
The student from the bus was brought to the office, where he denied giving the gun to the first suspect. He showed the officer a welt where he said the first suspect shot him with the gun. He then admitted to “holding” the gun for a short while but denied bringing the gun or giving it to the first suspect.
The first suspect reportedly shot another student in the back of the head with the BB gun, which he later admitted to, according to the report.
Both suspects were charged with possession of a weapon on school property, and the first suspect was also charged with third-degree assault and battery.
The suspects were released to their guardians.
Officers later located the student that was reportedly shot in the back of the head, according to the report. He told officers he was sleeping on the bus when he was struck in the head with an unknown object. He felt a stinging pain but was unsure what had hit him or who was responsible.
A 37-year-old Monetta woman was detained after she reportedly assaulted and choked her 15-year-old nephew who allegedly stole her marijuana, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
The 15-year-old victim told officers the suspect accused him of stealing her marijuana and started pushing him and choking him, then hit him in the head with an ashtray, according to a sheriff’s report. A small laceration was visible on the boy’s head, according to the report.
The woman is the victim’s legal guardian, and told officers he stole her marijuana and was smoking it outside, according to the report.
The woman was charged with third-degree assault and battery.
Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian hospitalized, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The incident happened Tuesday morning on Carline Road outside of Burnettown, according to Lance Cpl. Judd Jones. The pedestrian was walking north when a northbound vehicle struck them and then fled the scene.
The pedestrian was transported by ambulance to Georgia Health Sciences University with serious injuries, Jones said.
The incident is still under investigation.