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Former student accused of having gun on campus


A juvenile is accused of having a gun on the Westover High School campus Thursday and pointing it at a student, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.

School Resource Officers responded to a report of a weapon on campus just before noon.

A preliminary investigation showed a male juvenile entered the campus and pointed a gun at a student, the Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

The juvenile was found at 12:14 p.m. behind the Compare Foods grocery store near the school on Bonanza Drive. A loaded handgun was recovered from a book bag, the Sheriff’s Office said. 

The juvenile, whose name is not being released, is being charged with possession of a firearm on campus, assault by pointing a gun and trespassing, the Sheriff’s Office said. He is a former Cumberland County student.

This case has been turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice, the release said.

Anyone who has information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective W. Lee at 910-677-5473.

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