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Posted on: December 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Teacher Arrested After Gun Found in Car

Chief Terrence Green is announcing the arrest of Susan Horton, age 54 of Lexington, for a weapons law violation after officers found a handgun in her car at River Bluff High School on Corley Mill Road.


On the afternoon of Friday, December 2, 2022, School Resource Officers followed up on an anonymous tip that Susan Horton, a teacher at the high school, told students in her class that she always kept a gun in her car.  


When interviewed by officers, Susan Horton said that she had a Concealed Weapon Permit but that the gun was not in a locked or secured compartment within her vehicle as required by law.  When officers searched her car, they found a gun in her purse that she had placed on the passenger side floorboard.


Susan Horton was arrested for Carrying a Weapon on School Property and transported to the Lexington County Detention Center.
When seen by a judge at Lexington County Bond Court, she was given a personal recognizance bond of $2,500.  She has since been released from the Lexington County Detention Center.

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