Student Arrested For Weapon On School Property

Pitt County police have arrested another high school student charged with having a weapon on school property. It is the second arrest this week, after officers made a similar arrest Monday.

Gregory Barrett, 19, is a student at Farmville Central High School. He is in the Pitt County jail facing charges of assault, discharging a weapon on a motor vehicle and having a weapon on educational property.

Barrett's charges stem from an incident that occurred Friday on a school bus on the way home from school. Barrett cut himself while trying to open a window on the bus. Officials later found he was using a box cutter knife while on the bus.

Barrett was arrested in August for shooting a 28-year-old man in a parking lot near Farmville.

Earlier this week, arrested a student at North Pitt High School after a law enforcement officer found a loaded pellet gun in the student's bag.


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  • by DUH! on May 19, 2011 at 07:02 PM
    rack up another scumbag. how did he shoot someone and still let back in school??? O david i sure this kid doesnt have a 3.75. go your kid yay who cares... (were not talkin bout ur kid did he shoot sumeone or bring a knife to school? no so quit tryin to make this about u pouty david. put him i jail bye thats where he will b anyway...
  • by David on May 19, 2011 at 06:22 PM
    JD Do you really believe 19 year olds do not belong in high school. My son will graduate at 19 this year. he is 19 because of his birthday the way it falls. He has never failed a grade and has a 3.75 GPA get a grip on yourself before you make general comments
  • by Gville on May 19, 2011 at 05:00 PM
    If only someone somewhere at school or at home cared
  • by Homeschool Mom Location: ENC on May 19, 2011 at 04:57 PM
    And yet another reason to HOMESCHOOL!!!!
  • by Worried on May 19, 2011 at 10:57 AM
    How would you like to be the parent of a 9th grader who had to ride the same bus as a 19 YEAR OLD JUNIOR with a violent arrest record! Or (next year) a 20 year old senior. Are you kidding?
  • by Been There Done That Location: Farmville on May 19, 2011 at 10:23 AM
    First a 19 year old senior at North Pitt. Now a 19 year old JUNIOR at Farmville Central. I'm sure that both of these characters were really in school to learn!
  • by ex-teacher on May 19, 2011 at 09:18 AM
    I once had a 20 year old drop out. She was a sophomore.
  • by Bryant on May 19, 2011 at 08:30 AM
    Thanks to "No child left behind", This kid is on the fast track to success!
    • reply
      by REM on May 19, 2011 at 08:53 AM in reply to Bryant
      lol, yeah NCLB was a terrible idea
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      by jim on May 19, 2011 at 09:16 AM in reply to Bryant
      was success is that.
  • by Anonymous Location: Farmville on May 19, 2011 at 08:05 AM
    First of all, I am a parent of a student at FCHS and also a graduate of FCHS. Please tell me why this student has been allowed to be in school if he was arrested, ALMOST a year ago, for a shooting? We need some firmer administration in the school first of all and secondly get the thugs out of there. He was probably still a freshman anyway. Stop letting these 19, 20 year olds stay in our school system if they are not there to get an education. School is not a place to go and hang out to get a free meal and plan your next gang meeting. And we wonder why our children want to leave and get their GED's?
  • by g-man Location: greenville on May 19, 2011 at 08:03 AM
    i think its time to get all the 19,20,21,22,23. out of high school
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      by Oldtimer on May 19, 2011 at 10:49 AM in reply to g-man
      One failed grade level could result in someone being a 19 year old junior, especially if he has just had a birthday in recent months. Are you saying that a student who failed to pass in the 5th grade should not be allowed to complete his education in NC? What if the child also missed a long period of time due to a car accident or major surgery? I would agree that by age 20 the student should be a senior and getting ready to graduate if there are extenuating circumstances.
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