Loaded gun leads to lockdown at North Carolina community college (VIDEO)

A 21-year-old college student from North Carolina is facing two felony charges after he was found in possession of a stolen firearm Monday at the Craven Community College.

The incident led the school to go on lockdown for about 45 minutes. No one was injured and no shots were ever fired, but Brandon Grist, who is enrolled in the GED program at the college, was charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm and felony possession of a firearm on education property.

According to school officials, Grist was spotted with the gun in a stairwell of the Business Information and Technology Building, prompting a fellow student to alert authorities.

Police responded to the report and found the weapon, which had been hidden by Grist, who has prior convictions for larceny and possession of stolen goods. Grist was arrested, but released from jail after posting a $25,000 bond.

[ WITN ]

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