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Fayetteville student charged after bringing gun to school

Posted April 27

Derrick Sekilo Farrior, senior at Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville, was charged with felony possession of a firearm on school property after bringing a .22 caliber rifle to school Wednesday.
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— A senior at Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville was charged with felony possession of a firearm on school property after bringing a .22 caliber rifle to school Wednesday.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said that Derrick Sekilo Farrior, 18, and another student were seen sitting in a car in a school parking lot while class was in session Wednesday afternoon. When school personnel questioned the students about why they were not in class, Farrior told the employee that there was a rifle in the trunk of his car, deputies said.

Farrior was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.

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  • Amanda Townsend Apr 28, 2016
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    Odd story. One thing pops into my head - he told them there was a rifle in the trunk of his car. What does that mean? Did he intend to use the rifle, or did it belong to someone else who left it in the trunk? About 2 years ago I drove my dad's car to the grocery store. When I went to load the groceries, I popped the trunk and there was his shotgun. I was not happy. Giving the kid the benefit of doubt, perhaps a similar situation happened to him. Or, he intended to use the gun at school.

  • Janet Ghumri Apr 27, 2016
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    So, they weren't in class because there was a gun in the trunk? Were they guarding it? Because I cannot count the times when my firearm has wandered off when I wasn't looking..... that's because it has never happened. Now I may have to rethink leaving it alone, I had no idea they could be so sneaky! Good thing it was locked in the trunk

  • Sara Hauser Apr 27, 2016
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    Y'all seriously need some new proofreaders. "in a school parking lot during while class was in session".....