Student arrested for bringing a gun to school

Source: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
Source: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

Posted by Debra Worley - email

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A Fayetteville high school student was arrested after authorities found a firearm in his book bag.

According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's office, 18-year-old Jonathan Britton brought an unloaded handgun to E.E. Smith High School Tuesday morning.

Investigators say students reported seeing Britton with the firearm and told school officials.  Britton claims he brought the gun the school to trade for a motorcycle.

Britton was charged with felony possession of a firearm on school campus.

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