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Kentravious Brown Arrested At Berea High School

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Kentravious Brown Arrested On Bond Violation Warrant Kentravious Brown Arrested On Bond Violation Warrant
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -

Greenville County deputies arrested a 19 year old student at Berea High School Thursday after he violated his bond. He was charged with attempted murder after a shooting in Greenwood.

Greenwood Police officers said Kentravious D. Brown was arrested on May 28, 2013 for Attempted Murder (two counts) and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

The original arrest stemmed from a shooting incident on May 26th that occurred on Mineral Ave. within the city limits of Greenwood. Brown was incarcerated in the Greenwood Detention Center until July when he made bond on the charges.

Police told 7 On Your Side that Brown violated the conditions of his bond by not appearing for a court appearance late last week. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest at that time.

Police said when the warrant is issued; officers cooperate with law enforcement and other agencies to find the person as soon as possible.

Officers received information that Brown was at Berea High, at which time the school was notified and Brown was taken in to custody by Greenville County Deputies.

Students at the school told us they weren't aware of what Brown was charged with at first. They did see him get rearrested Thursday shortly before the school went on lockdown.

"People were talking about seeing him leave and the police came and got him it was scary, " said freshman Kristian Thomas. 

She continued that she had never seen Brown misbehave in school and never thought he would be capable of murder.

"That could have been us he almost killed you know," she said.

Parents near Barea High were very upset Thursday and wondered why the student was allowed to be in class with their students.

"If you got a child that's going to that school and he's been charged they need to find out what the real deal is before he gets into that school," said Johnathan Hartley. He has a child in the Greenville County School District.

Hundreds of comments showed much of the same emotions coming from parents.

"I would have liked the school to have called and at least made a message to let us know," said Laura Rogers.

She has two children that attend Berea High School and isn't happy her kids were at school with someone accused of attempted murder.

"It makes me feel like my kids may not be safe there," she said.

Greenville County School District Spokesperson Oby Lyles said the District was not aware the student had any charges against him and he was not misbehaving at school.

"We were not aware of any criminal charges, if so the student would not have been allowed in any of our schools. There is obviously a loop that needs to be closed here," said Oby Lyles.

When a student faces charges, state law says law enforcement must notify the school district in their jurisdiction. Authorities said there was no way to know Brown enrolled somewhere else.

The school district said he enrolled November 11.

The district said the loophole is something they will work to fix to keep students safe. They will reassess their policies and work with law enforcement to bridge the gap between counties.

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