Principal Says Student Arrested for Gun Meant No Harm
Posted March 21, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST
FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayetteville student is in trouble after sheriff's deputies found two shotguns and marijuana in his car. His principal and attorneys say the guns are his father's hunting rifles, but the sheriff's office says that is not an excuse.
Glenn Blue, 17, is considered a model student at Terry Sanford High School. Deputies charged him with two counts of felony weapons possession on campus and one count of misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
The guns were discovered when Blue and his friend returned to school after skipping for lunch. He will be suspended from school for five days, due to the arrest.
"The truck belongs to his dad," said principal Al Miller. "They used the truck whenever they go hunting. I don't know if they forgot about [the guns], or what."
However, the sheriff's office says they must enforce the rules.
"We have a no tolerance policy, when it comes to weapons," said Det. Jackie Paul, the chief of detectives at the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. "It doesn't matter who it is. If there's a weapon on campus, you're going to be charged."