Durham student had 3 guns in vehicle at high school, deputies say

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A student in Durham County had three guns – including one that was stolen — in his vehicle on campus Monday, officials said.

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Durham school officials requested a random search of vehicles at Northern High School, said Tamera Gibbs, a Durham County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

During the search, deputies found three firearms and a controlled substance from a vehicle belonging to a student, Gibbs said.

Lewis Blane Latta, 18, of Durham is facing several charges in the incident after a rifle and two handguns were found, according to Gibbs.

Latta, who is a senior at Northern High, is charged with firearm on educational property, possession of stolen firearm, possession of schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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By late Monday afternoon, Latta had bonded out of the Durham County Jail.

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