NEW DETAILS: High School Senior Found With Loaded Pellet Gun

Lawmen says a high school student was found this morning with a pellet gun.

Sheriff Neil Elks tells WITN News that it happened at North Pitt High School. Sha'Key Overton has been charged with misdemeanor possession of a weapon on educational property.

Pitt County Schools spokeswoman Heather Mayo says after a Crimestoppers tip, law enforcement went to a classroom around 10:00 a.m. and pulled a 12th grade male student out of class. They searched him and his book bag where they found the loaded weapon.

Mayo says the student will be disciplined according to their conduct code.

The 19-year-old was booked into the Pitt County Detention Center.

Mayo says this is the 70th case of a weapon found on school grounds in Pitt County so far this school year.


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  • by Anonymous on May 22, 2011 at 05:20 AM
    ok heres a scary fact...he's 19 and still in high school
  • by FedUp! Location: Pitt on May 19, 2011 at 04:56 AM
    Once again I say......"You can't fix STUPID!!!!"
  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2011 at 06:28 PM
    citizen is ignorant. do you know this kid? I am sure you have seen or known kids to be over 18 at HS. Every HS in the country i am sure has atleast 20 kids over 18. get a life
  • by Mike Location: Onslow on May 18, 2011 at 02:16 PM
    I won't say "he" is a failure. He did fail to follow rules. People want to stop crime. But yet when we demand "accountabilty" for actions people scream he was or is a good kid. ZERO TOLERANCE is just that. Blow a .09 into a breathalizer and tell the cops it is Nyquil. HA! It is the same in WRAL people want the govt to spend less but as soon as Unemployment gets stopped it's WHOA don't cut that out. United we stand divided we fall. My 20 year old down's child knows not to pull the dogs ear or be bitten. At 19 someone should have told this boy the rules. Where were you coach? Illiteracy is no excuse for misbehavior! He learned this behavior somewhere. Maybe DSS should be investigating mom and pop. Hmmm.?
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      by Parent on May 18, 2011 at 02:49 PM in reply to Mike
      Once again someone is quick to judge this young man before they know the facts. Nobody is perfect and for you to bring up DSS when dealing with a 19 year old is just plain ignorant. Please update on your info before responding to these comments. No one can be with their child 24/7 unless they are unemployed and even then you still don't know everything they do. (Just something to think about)
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        by Mike on May 18, 2011 at 05:39 PM in reply to Parent
        Take the word, "y o u n g" out of your statement parent. M A N is all that is needed. Time for him to "man up". He pulled this stunt. Fortunately our laws will make him accountable. AND again I don't care what may have happened to him 3 years ago or even the morning this happened. Moot points.
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          by Parent on May 19, 2011 at 05:58 AM in reply to Mike
          Moot points? Boy bye. Now I know you don't know what you are talking about. You need to get off the computer and check on your child to make sure they aren't plotting anything to get them a life sentence.
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        by Mike on May 19, 2011 at 02:09 PM in reply to Parent
        Yo0u must be one of those people that would give a pass to a drunk driver because he was in a blackout when speeding into the as end of a car in front of him. NOT MY FAULT! would never have flown and didn't fly since I was 10. I do not care what his past or circumstances. He had a loaded weapon on school grounds at an age of supposed maturity.
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          by Parent on May 20, 2011 at 08:12 AM in reply to Mike
          My my my I must have hit a sore spot with you. Unlike you I don't have 24/7 to be on a computer judging people. Anyway like I am saying now and from here on out "He's innocent until proven guilty."
  • by Ryan Location: Havelock on May 18, 2011 at 01:04 PM
    How soon we forget.... remember the Vice Principal in Johnston county who got SQUAT for allowing a handgun to fall into the hands of students and presumably did NOT have a CCW Permit to conceal it in the glove box of the car it was found in-inside the auto shop classroom! No one wanted to hang her out to dry yet you line up to whip up on this kid..... Nice.. well played.
  • by Andy Nonomus on May 18, 2011 at 12:51 PM
    I carried a gun to school and so did many of my classmates and teachers. Way back in the good old days you could leave a rifle or shotgun in your truck on a gun rack and no one would say anything. We went hunting after school and sometimes on the way to school. Every boy had a pocket knife and used it to cut stuff like apples, oranges, whit leather,.... The problem came about when people decided to stab somebody instead of hitting them. That lead to shooting people instead of stabbing them. Way back in the good old days if you had a fight there were a couple of licks gotten in, the fight was over and you made up and went about your business.
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      by jethro on May 18, 2011 at 02:35 PM in reply to Andy Nonomus
      yep and in the day a hair pick was the weapon of choice
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        by Andy Nonomus on May 19, 2011 at 04:41 AM in reply to jethro
        I forgot about that.
  • by Call It What It Is Location: Greenville, NC on May 18, 2011 at 12:26 PM
    To "Think About It": I'm so glad you're bringing to people's remembrance the other incident of similar nature. Let's call it what it is!!! People STOP judging people by the color of their skin, the way look, where they come from, etc. It's amazing how you can say "let's pray from one child" in the other incident, but "lock 'em up and throw away the key" in this incident. Yet, let it be YOUR child. Judgement Day is going to very interesting.
  • by Think About It Location: Greenville on May 18, 2011 at 11:52 AM
    Let's compare the two stories and comments, shall we? Why should one child be considered and thug and another a child who's just had a hard life? Remember a similar situation just a few months ago at the same school? http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Pitt_County_Student_Arrested_117281143.html?storySection=story
  • by concerned Location: new bern on May 18, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    He needs to reserve a cell at one of the State Prisons.I'm sure he will need it soon.
  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2011 at 08:56 AM
    no coach would be worried about what a 19 yr old will be doing next year for any sports team...he would be too old and therefore ineligible to play HS sports. Looks like "coach" may actually just have the kids best interest at heart.
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