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Man Arrested for Bringing Gun on Cumberland School Property

Posted January 23, 2007 3:16 p.m. EST
Updated January 23, 2007 9:46 p.m. EST

— Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Fayetteville man on Monday and charged him with bringing a handgun onto school property.

Jenard Louis Grant, 24, of 507 Osprey Road, told investigators he came to Benjamin Martin Elementary School at 430 North Reilly Road to visit his mother and a female friend. Both women work for the school’s Prime Time child-care program.

Investigators say Grant and his companion went to lunch and were confronted by Grant’s former girlfriend when they returned.

After an argument, Grant allegedly removed a pistol from his companion’s vehicle and placed the gun inside a bag and left it in the car.

Grant was taken to the Cumberland County Jail and placed on a $2,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.