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Guns At School, Student Charged

Updated: Wednesday, April 10 2013, 08:03 AM EDT

An Asheville High School student is accused of bringing three guns to school in his car. Police have charged 17-year-old Jacob Wright with felony possession of guns on educational property.


School officials say Wright parked his car in someone else’s spot in the student parking lot Monday. A student complained about the parking problem and a staff member came to put a ticket on the car. She noticed there was a paintball gun lying on the front seat. She then called the principal and school resource officer. They met Wright at his car shortly after school was dismissed.


School officials say they asked the student if they could search the car. They found a 22-caliber pistol, a 38-caliber pistol, and a 30 caliber bolt-action rifle.


Wright was released into the custody of his parents, no bond was set. Wright is a senior, and was a varsity player on the football team. He is temporarily suspended from school, but that suspension could be extended. Wright was two months from graduation.


By Sherrill Barber
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