N.C. Wesleyan College student arrested on weapons charges

From staff reportsApril 22, 2013 

— An N.C. Wesleyan College student was arrested on weapons charges after a disturbance Monday on the Rocky Mount campus, officials said.

Matthew Lee Price, 22, a junior from Stantonsburg, was charged with three counts of felony possession of a firearm on educational property and one count of misdemeanor possession of a weapon on educational property, according to a Rocky Mount Police spokesman.

Price was arrested after threatening and intoxicated behavior at a campus residence hall, college officials said. No one was injured during the disturbance.

A news release from N.C. Wesleyan said police found weapons in a van, and alcohol and racial slurs posted in the student’s dorm room. Police described the weapons as three guns and a knife.

The student will not be allowed to return to campus, the news release said.

In an email to students, Randy Williams, the college’s vice president of student affairs, wrote, “you may be assured that we will not tolerate any behavior that disrupts or threatens the safety of this campus or any of our students, faculty or staff.”

The email further said the college would not tolerate the possession of weapons on campus.

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