Pistol Found At High School: Student Says He Forgot It Was In Bookbag

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 29, 2011

By Jackie Seabolt and Beth Cassidy
Enterprise Record

A Mocksville teen who brought a gun to school last week claims he forgot the weapon was in his bookbag.
James Glenn Greene, 16, of Bobby’s Trail, Mocksville was arrested on April 13 after a pistol was found inside a back compartment of his bag. Sheriff Andy Stokes said that an unnamed source at Davie High School reported the gun in Greene’s bookbag.
According to Davie High Principal Jeff Wallace, at the time Greene was in another area of the campus for a PE class and his bookbag was on the bleachers in the gym.
“He swears to me he forgot the gun was in his bookbag,” Wallace says. “I said to him ‘How do you forget’?”. Wallace says that Greene told him that his grandfather had given him the gun and that he forgot he put it in there.
Stokes said that the handgun was never used or taken out of the bookbag by Greene.
“The gun was not loaded and no ammunition for the gun was located,” Stokes said.
Davie High was placed on …