September 25, 2023

On March 27th, Brandon James Bentley, an armed man, attempted to enter North Carolina A&T campus with over 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

Reports indicate that Bentley was violent and threatening unarmed campus security guards as well as Greensboro police.

Upon being detained items found on Bentley included: multiple handguns, multiple shotguns, a machete, choking devices, knives, pepper spray, a stun gun, pepper spray, a blow dart gun, and more.

Bentley was charged with the following:

Multiple weapons offenses including firearm on educational property, explosive device on educational property, weapon on educational property, carrying a concealed weapon, driving with revoked license, and reckless driving.

He is not affiliated with NCAT and has been banned from the HBCU’s campus.

His bond was set at $100,000 & he was released on bond in spite of posing what appears to be a clear danger to the community.

Here is the statement from NCAT:

“On March 26 at approximately 4 a.m., Brandon James Bentley was arrested on the North Carolina A&T State University campus after being encountered driving unsafely in the area of Sullivan Street and Benbow Road.

After campus law enforcement discovered weapons in the vehicle, Bentley was immediately arrested, and the weapons confiscated. Because of the quick and decisive action of law enforcement, a campus alert was not issued, as the suspect no longer constituted an ongoing threat to campus safety.

The FBI, State Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Greensboro Police Department are in charge of an ongoing joint investigation into this incident. Bentley, who has no affiliation with A&T, has been banned from the North Carolina A&T campus.

The University remains committed to safety and security of our campus and will continue to use the emergency alert system in instances where threats are ongoing.”

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