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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover High School had metal detectors in place inside Brogden Hall for last night’s basketball game.

The new security comes after a 15-year-old brought a gun and drugs to Monday night’s Wildcats basketball game there. Deputies say they found a pistol and heroin on the teen, who is a suspected gang member.

It was when deputies began questioning the teen about a stolen cell phone that they found both the weapon and drugs on him, along with the phone. He is facing charges for having both the gun and heroin on school grounds, but was not charged for stealing the phone.

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3 Comments on "New Hanover High School puts up metal detectors for basketball game"

Fed up
2015 years 9 months ago

Fights and crime all over the city – we are not safe here. Wilmington is getting worse and worse – gangs are taking over and it seems there is little that law enforcement can do about it. Not sure if they are scared or outnumbered but it is not stopped. Sad thing is, these gang members know they can get by with whatever they want to get by with.

2015 years 9 months ago

did they catch anyone with something metal that shouldn’t be there?

2015 years 9 months ago

Since this crime happened at a school then we should drug test all the teachers and Administrators and students – RIGHT?
The school gets Federal, State and Local government benefits
There have been repeated crimes there
So – why not? Its just like public housing.

Yeah I know…….

But seriously – metal detectors at HS basketball games? 15 year olds carrying guns and Heroin?

On a related note – I see where Gov Nikki Haley thinks that anyone should be able to buy a hand gun without any training on gun safety:

Wow. We have prosecutors playing “Hug-a-Thug”. We have the Judiciary giving out non-punishment to thugs for having firearms after committing felonies – the NRA pushing for minors to have the ability to own hand guns and governors saying you don’t need training to own one.

What has our society come to?



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