2 Face Charges After Gun Scare on Rocky Mount College Campus
Vertron Dickens allegedly showed up with a gun Wednesday evening at Wesleyan College and fired a shot while looking for a group of people who spit on his girlfriend's car.Posted — Updated
Anthony told police that Dickens, who is not a student, drove through campus and, on occasion, held a shotgun out the car's window. He also fired at least one shot in a Food Lion parking lot about 100 yards from the campus, she said.
Police issued an arrest warrant for Dickens. He went to police Thursday afternoon.
The school was never on lockdown and students were not notified because school officials were not aware of the incident until Thursday morning, officers said.
Police said school administrators might take action against any other students involved in the alleged incident.
"Although the security and safety of our campus was maintained throughout these incidents, it is incumbent on the college to deal forcefully with those who fail to recognize their obligations to live peaceably in an academic environment," Wesleyan College President Dr. Ian Newbould said in a statement.
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