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PENDER COUNTY, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — A gun was found in a student’s car on school property friday night in Hampstead. Today Pender County Sheriffs deputies charged the young man with possessing a gun on school property.

The gun was found while Topsail high played its homecoming football game. A deputy patroling the area saw a gun case containing a shotgun in an SUV.

The student 16-year-old Robert Lee Cox the Third from Hampstead, was charged today with possessing a gun on educational property. He appeared before a magistrate in Burgaw and was given a 500 dollar unsecured bond.

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marvinisit
2016 years 2 months ago

Yep, I feel sorry for the lad and yes if it was a relative of mine it would hurt. He just broke a law and he has to pay his dues as sad as it is. I have had a relative jailed several time before and he never touched a soul. He has done his time and has made something with of his life. So I do know the hurt. but he did break the law.But this is not going to end in jail time, or at least it shouldn’t. Check with the student at Pender High who had the… Read more »

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marvinisit
2016 years 2 months ago

Well said……………..

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marvinisit
2016 years 2 months ago

I agree with you. They should be arrested just the same as Tres. And what has ” Tax Paying” or school “PTA members” got to do with it. It matters not whether the gun was brought to school in a ” 4 wheel drive( I think this is how it is actually spelled and I am not a teacher)” or a “book bag( two words or maybe you meant backpack which is one word)”. The point is to keep them away from school.

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marvinisit
2016 years 2 months ago

As sad as this is, it is where we are today in America, with respect to violence in schools. It is not about making enough laws so we can all be criminals. I am sure in this case it was just a stupid mistake on his part. However, with respect to so many other incidents involving students at other schools in America, I am sure the parents of the students who were brutally murdered asked the question–What could we have done differently to have stopped the senseless and tragic deaths of our young people. It is unfortunate but necessary with… Read more »

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reason
2016 years 2 months ago

One good reason not to have a gun on campus is because school campuses can have a very high car break-in rate. While this student may or may not have had bad intent, a thief may not be so considerate of your right not to get shot while fooling around with a gun they just stole. Obviously it wasn’t too secure if the Deputy saw, it could have been a break-in thief that saw it instead.

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