The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office confiscated an unloaded handgun from a Winston-Salem Prep student on Wednesday.
Keisha Gabriel, the principal at Prep, told parents about the handgun in a message sent Wednesday afternoon.
Acting on an anonymous tip, the school resource officer at Prep searched a student and found the gun, according to Christina Howell, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. The student, a juvenile, will face charges of having a weapon on campus.
No one was threatened, Gabriel said in her message to parents.