Former chair of UNC Board of Governors arrested

CHARLOTTE (ABC) — John Fennebresque, the former chairman of the UNC Board of Governors, was arrested at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport when he allegedly tried to take a gun through a security checkpoint.

WSOC-TV reports Fennebresque told police that he forgot the gun was in his bag.

The Charlotte attorney stepped down from the UNC Board in October amid calls for him to step aside after some board members expressed concern that the search for the next president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system, that was led by Fennebresque, had not been transparent enough.

Fennebresque had served on the board since 2011.

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