Middle school teacher charged with having gun on campus

A North Carolina middle school teacher faces a number of charges after he was arrested Friday on the campus of Sedgefield Middle School.

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A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools police officer originally arrested Christophe Fatton, 26, on an outstanding warrant from Iredell County, where he is accused of pulling a gun on a woman in the annex parking lot at the courthouse in Statesville.

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer arrived to help take Fatton into custody when the officers found a firearm in Fatton's vehicle, which was parked on school property, police said.

Fatton is charged with possession of a firearm on educational property, communicating threats and assault by pointing a gun.

Fatton's page on Sedgefield Middle School's website shows that he is a science teacher and was hired in August 2016. School district officials said he has been placed on administrative leave.

A message was sent to parents at Sedgefield Middle School to alert them about the situation. It also said a substitute teacher will be placed in the affected classroom so there will be no disruption to operations.