2 Students Charged With Bringing Handguns Onto Separate Harnett County School Campuses

Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats says two students at two separate high schools have been arrested for having handguns on educational property.

The first incident occurred last Wednesday at Overhills High School. A school resource officer was alerted by a school employee to a handgun located in a book bag. The handgun did not contain any ammunition.

Bryan Alexander Goode-Hudson, 16, of Spring Lake was taken into custody by the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office and charged with possession of a weapon on educational property, possession of a handgun by a minor and carrying a concealed handgun. His bond was set at $100,000.   His bond was later posted.

The second incident occurred Thursday at Triton High School. The school resource officer was alerted by school administrators to a handgun located in a book bag. The handgun did contain ammunition.

Jatavius Draquan Williams, 16, of Dunn was charged with possession of a weapon on educational property, possession of a handgun by a minor and carrying a concealed handgun. His bond was also set at $100,000. Williams at last report was still being held in the Harnett County Detention Center.

Sheriff Coats said officers have found no evidence or any reason to suspect the two incidents are related in any way. However, both cases are still under investigation.