Random school search yields gun, crack

DURHAM Authorities say they found a .9 mm pistol and crack cocaine in his jacket. Javonnte Patterson, 16, allegedly admitted to deputies he was a gang member.

In addition to finding the gun and drugs, authorities allegedly found a magazine clip with six rounds in his possession.

Authorities say they became suspicious of Patterson when he tried to avoid going through a metal detector.

He's charged with several crimes, including gun possession and assault on a government official for allegedly pushing an assistant principal.

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