ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A man was arrested after he reportedly brought a gun on the grounds of a Rowan County middle school Monday morning.
According to school officials, Mark Lee Greenfield, 37, allegedly brought a handgun on the campus of Erwin Middle School in the 100 block of St. Luke's Church Road just before 10 a.m. School officials say Greenfield displayed a badge and said he was a "licensed security officer."
He reportedly told deputies that he was at the school to serve a subpoena.
Greenfield allegedly read a general statue from North Carolina law to claim he was legally allowed to have the gun on school premises, according to school officials. According to the report, a representative contacted with the District Attorney's Office said there are no provisions in the law that would allow a person to carry a gun on school grounds.
According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, he was arrested by the school resource officer and charged with having a weapon on school grounds.
School officials say Greenfield had a concealed weapon permit but it has since been taken from him.
No students were injured during the incident.
School officials released this statement: