SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. -- Authorities say a 17-year-old dropout has been arrested after bringing a BB gun to the parking lot of his South Carolina high school.
Clayton Keith Hopkins, 17, was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, CBS affiliate WSPA-TV in Spartanburg reports.
Police said several students told officers at Hillcrest High School about the gun Tuesday morning.
Authorities said the teen drove off with the weapon as officers approached, but was stopped and arrested on Interstate 385, a short distance away.
Greenville County School District spokeswoman Elizabeth Brotherton said in an email that the teen had dropped out of school and officials were trying to get him to re-enroll.
No injuries were reported.