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Charges upgraded in attack at Southeast Raleigh High

Posted November 5, 2009
Updated November 6, 2009

— An attempted murder charge has been filed against a 17-year-old accused of using a hammer to attack a female student inside a modular classroom at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School last week, police said.

Angelo Womack was initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

The unidentified female student was treated at WakeMed and released.

Police have said that Womack and victim are both students at Southeast High, but did not have a personal relationship.

According to court records, Womack is awaiting trial on a previous charge of assault with a deadly weapon. The charge was filed March 20 in Wake County, and his trial is set for Jan. 21, 2010.


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  • wildcat Nov 6, 2009

    What is this young man's parents doing for him now? Do they even care?

  • wildcat Nov 6, 2009

    Thanks for allowing my comments, WRAL. Have a safe, great weekend.

  • wildcat Nov 6, 2009

    There should be some type of institution to put these kind of kids in so that they can get the help they needs. They obviously is not getting it at home from the parents. So it going to take an outsider to do it. Meanwhile the schools will be a lot safer when parents and students, of course the staff, know the person is no longer there at their school but locked up in an institution for a number of months getting the help he/she needs.

  • wildcat Nov 6, 2009

    He had previous charges and should have received some help then. Wonder why he did not?

  • wildcat Nov 6, 2009

    Some young people keep their anger bottled up and it don't take much of anything to set them off. So very sad.

  • wildcat Nov 6, 2009

    Whats making so many young people today, so angry?

  • wildcat Nov 6, 2009

    This young man should be remove from this school and go to another. This is so sad.

  • wildcat Nov 6, 2009

    This young man has a lot of anger built up inside of him. Many young people don't know how to deal with situations and then many times it turns criminals. I hope the young lady will be OK. Meanwhile, his parents needs to get this young man some serious counseling.

  • Garnerwolf1 Nov 6, 2009

    Look on the bright side, our new school board, and their "neighborhood schools" are going to fix all our problems! (at least some here seem to believe so)

  • raysson Nov 6, 2009

    This student had mental issues when he did the unthinkable to this innocent girl. Anyone who assaults another student with a hammer(which is assault and battery with a deadly weapon)should have been arrested and furthermore complete explusion from the school for the rest of the year.

    If you think they are going to reinstate him back into any of the area high school in Wake County let alone in the State of North Carolina after what he did...think again....he isn't coming back...he just kissed his chances of a good education GOODBYE....and his social status...GONE