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Charge dismissed against Seventy-First student

Posted April 27, 2016 8:31 p.m. EDT
Updated August 24, 2020 4:08 p.m. EDT

EDITOR'S NOTE: The charge of carrying a gun on educational property against Derrick Sekilo Farrior was dismissed in July 2017.

A senior at Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville was charged with felony possession of a firearm on school property after bringing a .22 caliber rifle to school Wednesday.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said that Derrick Sekilo Farrior, 18, and another student were seen sitting in a car in a school parking lot while class was in session Wednesday afternoon. When school personnel questioned the students about why they were not in class, Farrior told the employee that there was a rifle in the trunk of his car, deputies said.

Farrior was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.