BARNSTABLE (CBS) – A Cape Cod Community College student was arrested Monday for allegedly carrying a gun on campus.

At 10am, Barnstable Police received a call from a school security guard who reported seeing ammunition in the console of a Jeep during a check of a campus parking lot.

Police arrived and confirmed the discovery of the ammo. At that time, 22-year-old Jason Whitehead approached the officer and security guard and told them it was his car. Police say Whitehead told them he was not in possession of a firearm.

After a safety pat down, police found a .380 caliber handgun and three clips of hollow point ammo in Whitehead’s backpack, who had just attended class.

Whitehead, of South Yarmouth, was arrested for carrying a firearm on campus, carrying a firearm without a license and unlawful possession of ammunition.

The gun belongs to his mother and he says he was carrying it for protection.

Comments (4)
  1. CCCC says:

    I hate it when teachers pick on you. Good thing he brought his protection.

  2. JG says:

    That’s F’in nuts. Glad he was arrested but it was so random. It’s way too easy to get these things onto campuses. Metal detectors are needed.

  3. JG says:

    HIs Facebook page talks about ANW 4 – American Ninja Warrior 4

  4. thor's hammer says:

    what weren’t you thinking. don’t look for sympathy here. c’mon at 22 you know the law. while you serve you mandatory 1 year, you can probably take a course (or 2) – but the law abiding citizens of the commonwealth shouldn’t have to pay for it. hollow point ammo – for what? mom, was that your ammo? let’s take a bite out of crime.

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