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WPD catch student with weapon from tip submitted via Text-A-Tip

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A text message helped Wilmington Police catch a student who brought a weapon to school Friday.

The Wilmington Police Department said they received a message through the Text-A-Tip program that a student brought a gun to Hoggard High School.

WPD's school liaison officer at the high school found the student and discovered he was carrying a 6" folding knife in his front pocket, not a gun.

The student was charged with having a weapon on school property and was released to his parents.

The police department launched the Text-A-Tip program in September of 2008 as a way for people to leave anonymous tips.

Send texts to the number 274-637 (CRIMES) and include Tip 708 in the body of the message, along with your tip.

If you can't text, you can also submit anonymously at www.tip708.com.

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