Police apprehend Virginia man with guns at North Carolina high school


GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police have taken a man into custody after officers found two guns on him at a North Carolina high school.

A news release from Greensboro police said the man entered the cafeteria at Smith High School on Monday and was questioned by employees, who called for a lockdown. A school resource officer confronted the man and noticed the weapons. The man ran, but the resource officer and other officers caught him.

Authorities said 29-year-old Steve Brantley Spence of Norfolk, Virginia, had two handguns and a backpack with boxes of ammunition. Police also found a stolen car with another gun in it.

Investigators believe Spence’s intended target was someone at the school with whom he had a personal relationship.

Police also said Spence was wanted in Virginia on several charges.

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