North Pitt student, foster father face weapons charges
Posted March 3, 2011
Bethel, N.C. — A Bethel man was charged Wednesday after his foster son brought a firearm to North Pitt High School, according to the sheriff's office.
Investigators said a Crime Stoppers caller tipped them off that a student might be bringing a firearm to school. School resource officers seized a weapon from David Alexander Vanheeren, 17, investigators said.
Vanheeren was charged with felony possession of a firearm on educational property, felony possession with intent to sell or distribute a controlled substance, carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon on educational property.
His foster father, Chadwick Ellis Brown, of 242 of Nelson St., was charged with failure to store a firearm from a minor.