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Adams Elementary, Cary Middle locked down after robbery report

Posted February 4, 2011

— Adams Elementary and Cary Middle schools were on a code yellow lockdown for about 30 minutes Friday after a reported robbery near Cary Towne Center, according to Wake County public schools' spokesman Greg Thomas.

Code yellow means the schools' doors were closed so no one could get in, but activities inside the school remained normal.

The lockdown went into effect around 12:20 p.m. after a teen called police to report that someone held him at knife-point and stole his jacket, according to Cary police spokeswoman Susan Moran.

The lockdown ended by 12:50 p.m. No other information was available.


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  • dkhooper26 Feb 8, 2011

    It is not appropriate to tell 5 - 11 year old students in the midst of a lockdown. A community lockdown is one where normal classroom activities continue. An email was sent to teachers with up to date information. A letter was sent home and a voice mail (English and Spanish) completed to parents. A staff meeting was held with all staff at the end of the day. Given that the event ended at approximately 12:25 and school ends at 3:00 PM, I would argue that it was timely information in our education system...go figure.

  • SemperFi... Always Feb 4, 2011

    East Cary was locked down & the principal called & let families know - was very appreciative of that even though my son had already told me...

  • grimreaper Feb 4, 2011

    My kid is at Adams and they did not tell the students why they were locking down and then when the rain abruptly stopped many all thought it was because a tornado was coming! Poor communication in our education system...go figure.

  • lizard Feb 4, 2011

    Has Susan Moran been "deputized?" I thought she was a Town of Cary spokesman, not a Cary Police spokesman.

  • Carolina MeerKat Feb 4, 2011

    daddylike - all three were locked down.

  • LTCs_Mrs Feb 4, 2011

    Dunno about E. Cary Middle, but I can confirm Cary High was locked down. My daughter is a student there and told me. They thought (rumor had it) it was because of a fight between 2 students where 1 claimed he had a gun then ran away.

  • daddylike Feb 4, 2011

    Cary High School and East Cary Middle school are equidistant from Adams. Wonder why they were not locked down.

  • JuicyDeetts Feb 4, 2011

    Well Since I went to East Cary Middle School, and there is a West Cary Middle school as well. Lets use our brains here people.

    LOOKING AT YOU - am36167!!!!!

  • in-n-out burger rocks Feb 4, 2011

    Wow, you all of so much time on your hands. It's obvious which middle school it was since it was close to the mall. And look at the time. WRAL only had a small amount of info on this story. You need to CHILL! LOL

  • amap30 Feb 4, 2011

    There is no such place as Cary Middle School.