25-year-old arrested after bringing handgun to Durham high school, officials say

DURHAM, N.C. -- A 25-year-old man was arrested after bringing a handgun to the campus of Southern High School Friday afternoon.

Durham officials said it happened at 3 p.m. when school resource officers found three people, who were not students, on campus with the intention of fighting with a student.

The three people tried to leave school grounds but were detained for questioning, officials said.

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During questioning, deputies noticed the smell of marijuana and searched the car, where they found a box cutter, marijuana, counterfeit money and a handgun.

The driver, Abraham Ramirez, 25, was charged with second degree trespassing, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon on school property.

The two others were cited with second degree trespassing and escorted from school property, officials said.