Four suspected of planning shooting at Fayetteville school

— Four teens suspected of planning a shooting at Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville were arrested on Friday, and police said a gun was found in their car.

Michael Lyndell Canery, 18, of the 4500 block of Ruby Road, Trevon Daquwn Lance, 18, of the 1900 block of United Drive, Jahke Chymis Smith, 17, of the 3500 block of Worley Street, and Shammond William Virgil, 18, of the 2000 block of Osceola Drive, were each charged with illegally having a weapon on school property. Lance also was charged with marijuana possession.

Canery is a student at Alger B. Wilkins High School, while Lance and Smith are students at E.E. Smith High School, police said. Virgil is a former E.E. Smith High student.

The school resource officer at Seventy-First High received a tip last week about the planned shooting, and word spread on social media about a retaliation shooting at the school, police said.

On Friday, the resource officer spotted a Jaguar in the school bus parking lot with four people inside, but the car drove off when he approached, police said. The Jaguar parked at a McDonald’s across Raeford Road from the high school, and a Fayetteville police officer approached it there.

The officer smelled marijuana inside the car, so he searched the vehicle and the four occupants and found a small bag of marijuana in the pocket of a passenger and a .25-caliber handgun under the front passenger seat, police said.

,Four teens suspected of planning a shooting at Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville were arrested on Friday, and police said a gun was found in their car.

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