CMS middle school teacher charged with gun on school property

- A Sedgefield Middle School teacher was arrested Friday morning on outstanding warrants from Iredell County, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Police officer found and arrested Christophe Martino Fatton around 8:07 a.m. on school property.

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer arrived on scene soon after and took custody of Fatton.

Officers say they found a firearm in Fatton's vehicle, which was parked on school property.

He was charged with possession of a firearm on school property, according to police. Reports show he was also charged with assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats.

Fatton was served warrants and transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

Fatton is a science teacher at the middle school, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website. He is on administrative leave, effective February 10, 2017.

The Sedgefield Middle principal sent out the following messages to families:

"Good morning, Sedgefield families.Keeping you informed of matters impacting our school is important to me. Earlier today/Yesterday, I was informed that one of our teachers was arrested by the Statesville Police Department. You may see reports of this in the news. It’s important to know that that the matter is in no way connected to our students or the teacher's responsibilities at our school. A qualified substitute teacher will be placed in the impacted classroom to ensure there is no disruption in classroom operations and that teaching and learning progresses for all students. Thank you for all you do to support our students and our school. As always, feel free to call me with any questions or concerns you may have. Enjoy your evening."
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"This is Principal Turner with an important update to my earlier message. CMS Police have shared that a unloaded weapon was found in the car of the teacher who was arrested in the parking on campus earlier today. Please know that our students and staff were safe at all times. The person was arrested without incident and there is no evidence of any intent to bring the weapon into the school building. Teaching and learning have progressed throughout the day as scheduled. Thank you and feel free to call me with any questions or concerns."

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