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Williams High student arrested for gun, alcohol on school grounds after chicken prank

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Williams High School senior was arrested Tuesday for having a firearm and alcohol on school grounds, according to police.

Ryan Parra, 18, is charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds and possession of beer under 21 years old and possession of fortified wine under 21 years old.

According to Burlington police, Parra let a chicken out in the boys bathroom at Williams High as a prank. The school resource officer and principal went to check Parra’s car to make sure there were no more chickens.

In his car, they found an unloaded shotgun, beer and liquor in the trunk.

Police said the gun was no threat to students and no ammunition was located with the weapon.

Rule 22 in the Alamance-Burlington School System Student Code of Conduct covers possession of a firearm. The consequences of a Rule 22 violation involving a firearm on campus are to confiscate the item and a mandatory long-term suspension of up to 365 days.

Parra was released after posting a $1,200 bond.