Man arrested for discharging gun on campus

March 28, 2008 8:18:33 AM PDT
Rocky Mount police arrested a man who they say took a loaded shotgun on the campus of North Carolina Weslyan College.

His girlfriend, a student at the school, was also arrested.

The Rocky Mount Telegram reports 22-year-old Verton Dickens is charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds and discharging a fire arm in the city limits.

His girlfriend, 18-year-old Joy Anthony, is accused of inciting a riot and obstruction.

Police say Dickens fired shots in a parking lot near the college. He allegedly went to the school to help Anthony with a dispute with other students.

No one was hurt. The school's president says the incident was blown out of proportion.