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Littering charges dropped against student

Posted November 13, 2008 2:08 p.m. EST
Updated November 13, 2008 4:04 p.m. EST

— Charges have been dropped against a Hoke County High School student who was pulled off a school bus in August and charged with littering.

Court records show the charges against Guy Mitchell were dismissed.

Mitchell, 16, said he was swinging a plastic bottle around in the bus as he rode home after school when the  bottle flew out the window.

The bottle caught the attention of a Hoke County deputy who was behind the bus on Rockfish Road. He stopped the bus, got on board and arrested Mitchell after the teen owned up to owning the bottle.