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Fayetteville student caught with gun at school

Posted June 2, 2009 11:31 a.m. EDT
Updated June 2, 2009 2:27 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies arrested a student at E.E. Smith High School Tuesday morning after finding a gun in his book bag.

Jonathan Britton, 18, of 6716 St. Julian Way, told deputies he brought the gun to school to trade for a motorcycle.

Authorities said that students spotted Britton with the gun, which was not loaded, and reported it to school officials who called the sheriff's office.

Britton was charged with felony possession of a firearm on school campus and was taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center.