Former chair of the UNC Board of Governors John Fennebresque was arrested Thursday morning at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport after he apparently tried to take a gun through a security checkpoints, according to WSOC.
Local police told the Charlotte TV station that Fennebresque told them he forgot the gun was in his bag.
Fennebresque was charged with possession of a weapon on city property, according to police. WSOC says it was unclear if the gun was loaded.
Fennebresque resigned from his seat as chair of the BOG following a much-criticized 2015 that began with the firing of Tom Ross and ended with the election of Margaret Spellings as the new System President.