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Two charged with bringing guns to Fayetteville high school

Posted April 26, 2013 11:47 a.m. EDT
Updated April 26, 2013 7:05 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies and Fayetteville police officers arrested two 18-year-olds Friday morning after finding guns in separate vehicles at Pine Forest High School. 

Fayetteville police came to the school, in the 500 block of Andrews Road, to arrest Angel Dickinson, of 3402 Carl Steiner Road, on an outstanding warrant for common law robbery.

While searching his vehicle, officers located a shotgun they said may have been used in a recent crime. His additional charges were not immediately available.

Cumberland County deputies arrested and charged Paul Algarin Jr., of 3952 Foster Drive, after finding a Ruger 380 under the front seat of his car. The gun had been reported stolen by the Lumberton Police Department. 

Authorities said Algarin recently withdrew from the school and should not have been on campus. 

Algarin is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a firearm on school property, trespassing and possessing a stolen weapon.

Both men were being processed at the Cumberland County jail Friday morning.

Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Frank Till said the school was never placed on lockdown during the searches because students weren't in danger.

According to its website, Pine Forest High School has about 1,700 students.