A parent is accused of bringing a gun onto the campus of a local elementary school. WTSB News has learned the incident occurred last Friday at West Smithfield Elementary School.
According to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was called to the school around Noon following a custody dispute between the mother and father of a child who attends the school.
The deputy said when he saw the father open the door to his car, he spotted a weapon in the driver’s side door pocket. Kenneth Bryan Smith II, 27, of Blount Street, Smithfield was taken into custody at the school.
Smith was charged with possession of a weapon on educational property, a felony offense. He was also arrested for carrying a concealed gun, which is a misdemeanor. He was later released on bail.
Smith reportedly did not threaten anyone with the weapon.