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Princeton High administrator, officer suspended in gun incident

Posted March 16, 2011 11:35 a.m. EDT
Updated March 16, 2011 12:22 p.m. EDT

— An assistant principal at Princeton High School and a school resource officer were each suspended for two days after a gun was found on campus two weeks ago, authorities said Wednesday.

Assistant Principal Catherine Bennett allowed the school's auto mechanics class to work on her car, not knowing that she had left a gun in the glove box, said Tammy Amaon, spokeswoman for the Johnston County Sheriff's Office.

Bennett asked Deputy Andy Worley, the school resource office at Princeton High, to search the car on March 4, saying she had misplaced her gun and hadn't been able to find it. Worley found the gun in the car's glove box but didn't remove it, Amaon said.

Students in the class later found the weapon and showed it to classmates, Amaon said.

Johnston County prosecutors have decided not to file any charges in the case, she said.