Registered sex offender arrested at Brunswick elementary school

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James Travis Fowler
James Travis Fowler

A registered sex offender was arrested on campus of a Brunswick County elementary school April 14.

James Travis Fowler, 42, of Columbus County, was arrested and charged with violating terms of being a registered sex offender by being on school property, which is a felony, according to an arrest warrant.

Fowler reportedly attempted to attend an awards ceremony at Supply Elementary School on Monday but the school’s electronic visitor verification system alerted school officials to Fowler’s status as a sex offender, Brunswick County Schools Spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.

“All visitors are required to check in at the main office of a public school building,” Swencki said. “Visitors who check into the offices in Brunswick County schools are required to sign in through an electronic verification system. The Ident-A-Kid system then logs visitors in and out, provides them a temporary identification sticker and scans their driver’s license or other state identification card in order to cross-reference the national sex offender database.”

According to the N.C. sex offender database, Fowler registered as a sex offender in 2013 for an out-of-state conviction in 2007. He is required to be registered for 10 years.