Student Charged After Rifle Found On High School Campus

A student has been now been charged after deputies say they found a gun in the pickup truck that he drove to school.

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley says Dallas White was charged Thursday morning with possession of a firearm on school grounds. He says the 17-year-old from Windsor was a senior at the Bertie High School.

The school system says the student has been given a 365-day suspension from school.

Holley says a school resource officer spotted ammunition in the pickup truck that was parked at the school. The hunting rifle was then found after a search of the vehicle.

Holley says White was released into the custody of his mother.


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A student has been suspended for bringing a gun on campus, but so far no criminal charges have been brought.

Bertie County Schools say a school resource officer at Bertie High School discovered a .22 caliber hunting rifle inside a vehicle driven to school by a student. The school system says the student has been given a 365-day suspension from school.

Sheriff John Holley says as of Wednesday afternoon no charges had been filed against the student. It is a Class I felony for someone to bring a firearm on school property.

The school system says at no time were any students, staff or faculty in danger.


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  • by different world Location: Somewhere in NC on May 30, 2010 at 09:10 AM
    Seems pretty simple to me..... http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_14/GS_14-269.2.html .... if you don't like the law, get your elected representatives to change it.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on May 28, 2010 at 07:46 AM
    Tod, the big issue with those so called authorities making a big deal out of it just proves that they are anti-gun treehugggers in themselves.
  • by Tod Location: 7 springs on May 27, 2010 at 01:04 PM
    wow we all had guns in our vehicles back in 88 and hunted across the road from school right up until the bell rang @ 8am. I had a friend graduating from LCC a few years back and someone saw a gun in his car and so all the cops came and called him out to his car and made a big deal about it and guess what? He was graduating from BLET . How stupid to say he can be a cop but cant have a gun in the car. I go nowhere unarmed and will just deal with any consequences that arise.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on May 26, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    As much as I love to hunt, and do some of my hunting in Bertie County (between Powellsville and Aulander), I know that there are lots of guys around here, including some friends, (not including me) that have had guns behind their back seats or in their toolboxes and that they never realized that. I wont say that it's all okay or anything, but for him to be charged with a felony is just completely insane, considering he wont going there to start shooting. I understand the suspension but the felony, that's out of line to charge the young guy with that. Fellow hunters, it's worth taking the time up to get the gun(s) back to the house before getting back to school, especially with all these crooked anti-gun treehuggers in the government that will try to harm you financially and emotionally.
  • by Teacher Location: BHS on May 26, 2010 at 11:53 AM
    So he said. Did he SEE the ammunition in the dashboard? Didn't it slide around while he was driving?
  • by jamie16 Location: Williamston on May 26, 2010 at 11:39 AM
    @ Liberal Mom-of-2 Location: Plymouth Your post cannot be real. You were being facetious, right? NO ONE can be that stupid!
  • by srcaufalot Location: farmville on May 26, 2010 at 10:06 AM
    I 've been told that guns on school grounds were against the law,and a felony.Being suspended for a year come on now.If it had been me i would have gone to jail and have a criminal record!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by To Teacher @ BHS Location: Windsor on May 26, 2010 at 09:59 AM
    Here's the problem with your comment HE DIDNT KNOW it was behind the seat of the truck!!!!!!!! Do you honestly think he should be charged with a FELONY? This is why a not tolerance policy doesnt always work; sometimes you need to look at each incident before making judgements and ruining a childs life.
  • by Dixiegirl929 Location: Tarboro on May 26, 2010 at 09:21 AM
    Liberal Mom of 2 has obviously drank more than her share of the Obama kool-aid. "LEADER" what kind of occult brainwashing class has she been to? CNN or MSNBC perhaps?? Sometimes I can hardly wait for this country to be plunged into the deep dark depression that we heading for at full steam ahead so I can say "I TOLD YOU SO" Change you can belive in?? yes it is definitely CHANGE and NOT FOR THE GOOD of the American People. I can't wait til we are all under rationing of food and toilet paper and have to wait for the gov't to issue us a stamp so we can go pick up our 1 lb of potatoes and 2 rolls of toilet paper to last a month. He is NOT my LEADER nor does he deserve my respect. Respect is earned and trashing America at every chance he gets hasn't done it. I respect of the office he holds and he has made a mockery of it.
  • by uknown Location: unkown on May 26, 2010 at 08:06 AM
    A student can get caught with cigs and not get in trouble.. cigs laying all out in the car.. but a boy with a gun and didn't even know it was in the truck! Lets be foreal! If he has to suffer 365 days how come the other students get away with cigs? i dont give a crap what color, who your parents are or antyhing like that! All students and people all over the world should be treated equal! i thinks its bull crap but im just a student mysel so who is going to listen to what i got to say!
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