Siler City resident arrested after bringing gun to Chatham Central High School


BEAR CREEK — A Siler City man was arrested Tuesday after he brought a gun to Chatham Central High School, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

The man, identified as Justin Ryan Green, 22, brought the gun to the high school at about 2:15 p.m. on March 10, according to police reports.  Green brandished a handgun to a student with whom he was familiar due to an off-campus incident earlier in the week, police said.

Green, who did not get out of his vehicle, immediately left campus. Deputies and the School Resource Officer investigated the incident and secured warrants for Green.

On March 21, Green was arrested by Deputy Conner Lee for possessing a gun on education property, going armed to the terror of people, assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats.

Green was initially issued no bond, but that was changed to $50,000 bond with GPS monitoring, according to the sheriff's office.

"The district followed all established protocols to ensure the safety of students and communications with families about this matter," said Chatham County Schools officials in a statement to the News + Record.

"The incident was reported immediately to law enforcement, and it is our hope that this individual will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Schools must be safe places for our students. We will continue to deploy every tool at our disposal to ensure that this is a reality every day in our schools. In Chatham County Schools, safety is our number one priority. All further inquiries about this matter should be directed to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office."

Green is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court on March 27.

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