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North Pitt student, foster father face weapons charges

Posted March 3, 2011 10:36 a.m. EST
Updated March 3, 2011 11:56 a.m. EST

— A Bethel man was charged Wednesday after his foster son brought a firearm to North Pitt High School, according to the sheriff's office.

Investigators said a Crime Stoppers caller tipped them off that a student might be bringing a firearm to school. School resource officers seized a weapon from David Alexander Vanheeren, 17, investigators said.

Vanheeren was charged with felony possession of a firearm on educational property, felony possession with intent to sell or distribute a controlled substance, carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon on educational property.

His foster father, Chadwick Ellis Brown, of 242 of Nelson St., was charged with failure to store a firearm from a minor.