Teen picking up girlfriend from school arrested for guns in truck
"What a crock of sh*t,the kid has some hunting rifles in his truck,big deal !"
FUQUAY-VARINA- A Holly Springs teen picking up his girlfriend from Fuquay-Varina High School Tuesday afternoon was arrested after school officials noticed a shotgun and a rifle in his pickup, Fuquay-Varina police said.
Joseph Pascal Aprea, 18, of 109 Malmedy Drive in Holly Springs was charged with two felony counts of possession of a weapon on school grounds, according to arrest warrants.
Aprea was driving through the carpool lane to pick up his girlfriend after school when an assistant principal noticed a shotgun hanging from a gunrack on the inside of his truck cab's rear window, Capt. Bob Adams of the Fuquay-Varina Police Department said.
Aprea did not attempt to take the shotgun out of the vehicle, Adams added.
In addition to the 12-gauge shotgun, authorities also found a .22-caliber rifle in Aprea's truck along with 49 shotgun shells, two boxcutters and a 5-and-a-half-inch hunting knife, Adams said.
"He wasn't trying to create any problems at the school. However, you're not allowed to bring guns on school property," Adams said.
Aprea spent the night in the Wake County Jail and was released today on an $11,500 bond.
Aprea's mother, Jacqueline Tapp, said this afternoon it was just "a stupid mistake" for her son to leave in his truck the rifle and shotgun he uses for target practice and hunting.