Officials: Pinecrest student had sawed-off shotgun in trunk
Posted May 5
Updated May 6
Southern Pines, N.C. — A Pinecrest High School student was arrested Monday on charges of bringing a gun on school property, a Moore County Schools spokesman said.
Dautavius Dalvonte Kearns, 18, of 197 Pickler Road in Aberdeen, faces charges of possession of a weapon of mass destruction (a charge often used when the accused has a shotgun) and felony possession of a gun on educational property.
The gun was found in Kearns' trunk and was never brought into the school building.
"Such actions will not be tolerated in Moore County Schools, and both disciplinary and legal action will be taken in any such instance," schools' spokesman Tim Lussier told The Pilot. "As always, the safety of our students is our foremost priority."
Kearns was released late Monday after posting a $10,000 secured bond.