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Gun found in Fayetteville student's locker

Posted December 14, 2012

— Cumberland County deputies arrested a Jack Britt High School student on Friday after finding a handgun in his locker, authorities said.

Edgar Gilman, 16, of Bruce Mount Place in Fayetteville, was charged with felony possession of a weapon on a school campus.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Deputies searched the school locker after receiving a tip about the gun, authorities said.

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  • gr8dad Dec 17, 4:31 p.m.

    North Carolina law requires that the owner or possessor of a gun must not store or leave the firearm in a condition that could be accessed and discharged by a minor who resides in the house of the gun owner. A minor is a person who is under 18 years of age.

    If you fail to safely store your firearms, you could pay the price. Not only do you put your children at risk, you also could face fines and/or jail time.

    You may be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if a minor gains access to a gun and:

    • Possesses it at school or school-sponsored event;

    • Displays the gun in a public place in a careless or threatening manner;

    • Causes injury or death; or

    • Uses it to commit a crime.

    LOCK UP THE PARENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kermit60 Dec 17, 1:34 p.m.

    Just thinking,if the Conn school shooting happened at Jack Britt maybe this kid would have been the best chance of stopping it. No guns on campus didn't help much in Conn.

  • Dethklok Dec 14, 5:29 p.m.

    And i mean lock the parents up--as well as the guns

  • Dethklok Dec 14, 5:19 p.m.

    I own guns and have kids. If the gun was the parents lock them up. I have spent more to keep mine safe than i have on the guns themselves. If they came from elsewhere................

  • mautry Dec 14, 5:07 p.m.

    WOULD THE SHOOTER TODAY HAVE HAD SECOND THOUGHTS IF HE KNEW THE PRINCIPAL AND STAFF OF THE SCHOOL WERE ARMED?

  • emprezzinez Dec 14, 4:48 p.m.

    Protect himself? yeah right...how did he get access to a gun?

  • dwntwnboy Dec 14, 3:18 p.m.

    After hearing the news lately, sounds like this kid was just trying to be ready to protect himself!!!