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Man Arrested for Bringing Gun on Cumberland School Property

Posted January 23, 2007

— Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Fayetteville man on Monday and charged him with bringing a handgun onto school property.

Jenard Louis Grant, 24, of 507 Osprey Road, told investigators he came to Benjamin Martin Elementary School at 430 North Reilly Road to visit his mother and a female friend. Both women work for the school’s Prime Time child-care program.

Investigators say Grant and his companion went to lunch and were confronted by Grant’s former girlfriend when they returned.

After an argument, Grant allegedly removed a pistol from his companion’s vehicle and placed the gun inside a bag and left it in the car.

Grant was taken to the Cumberland County Jail and placed on a $2,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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  • eyesonly4you27525 Jan 24, 2007

    Let me get this straight. "After an argument, Grant allegedly removed a pistol from his companion’s vehicle and placed the gun inside a bag and left it in the car." Is this "companion"
    the friend that works at the school? Was this companion's vehicle already parked on school property? If so, wouldn't the companion be just as guilty since it was in thier vehicle that the gun was in? Please correct me if I interpreted this incorrectly. The article didn't say anything about a companion going with him to see his mother and the friend that works at the school.

  • hail2opeth Jan 23, 2007

    No, you only need a permit to purchase a handgun. You don't need a permit to own it, only to purchase it. That being the case, I assume that if you inherit a gun, you wouldn't need a permit at any point. This is not to say I'm against permits. Personally, I have no problem with the concept of every gun, including my own, being registered with the federal government. I don't buy the argument that registration will inevitably lead to confiscation. And if it did, I'm not confident it wouldn't be for the best. After all, I'm an athletic guy, I know martial arts, and I've studies how to use a knife very effectively! I'd be at an advantage in a world without guns! =D

  • jmcrainey09 Jan 23, 2007

    Well said saba.

  • sabatinom Jan 23, 2007

    Actually you need a permit to own the gun and a licence to carry concealed if you want to carry it concealed. A gun should ALWAYS be under your control. Either on your person or securely locked separate from ammo. Guns are not allowed on federal or school property in any case. I am glad he didn't get a chance to use it.

  • Harrison Bergeron Jan 23, 2007

    The gun WAS hidden from view in the vehicle ("placed in a bag"). That's why I asked.

  • Harrison Bergeron Jan 23, 2007

    I wonder if Jenard's MENSA membership card will be taken away from him? Not that it matters when on school property, but I also wonder if he had a permit for that gun?