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Deputies investigate fight at East Wake High

Posted September 19, 2014

— The Wake County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Thursday brawl at East Wake High School and trying to calm the nerves of hundreds of parents and students worried about safety at the school.

Deputies have cell phone video from several sources of a rolling fight near the trophy case inside the school. In the video, an individual can be seen being thrown to the ground, pinned and punched in the head.

About halfway through a 50-second video sent to WRAL News, an adult appears and moves some of the combatants away.

The fight resumes in another direction, and a boy is seen taking off his shirt and backing away as a crowd surrounds him.

Authorities said two people who are not students entered the campus and started a fight.

That concerns Sharon Sanders, who was one of those who allowed her child to come home early Friday after she was unimpressed with school security.

"If you've got kids who can just walk in off the street and start a fight, then there's a problem there that needs to be addressed," Sanders said. "Anybody could have walked into school this morning. Anybody could have carried anything in their bag."

One person, 20-year-old Tremaine Deshon Jones, of 4031 Northstone Drive in Raleigh, was arrested and charged with trespassing. An injury suffered in the fight is visible in his mug shot.

School officials said classes were held as normal Friday, and administrators were working with the sheriff's office and Wake County Public School System security to investigate the causes of the fight.


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  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Sep 19, 2014

    Not to worry parents...Fights happen at High Schools-They just do.....Principals are usually on top of things...but not too long ago..if you were in a fight..you were suspended..now..they coddle the kids...entirely too much..

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Sep 19, 2014

    Fights.. Oh My.. Those fights have been going on for umpteem million years......Now you get to see them in real Time... Just a part of everyday at a High School....or maybe every month at some High Schools...but they do fight......

  • ptrrrk1 Sep 19, 2014

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    Try and put me in Jail….. I'd sue the state so fast…….

  • USMC Vet Sep 19, 2014

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    Would take more than that, FAR more...like keeping kids out for a week or more, which would end the parents up in jail.

    There's no way for families to win with WCPSS.

  • injameswetrust2003 Sep 19, 2014

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    Sadly, some parents use this fact as their shield to protect their child (and themselves) from real consequences.

  • blgregoire3 Sep 19, 2014

    This is insane and I would keep my kid home and even move them to another school. These kids should be expelled and security should be reevaluated.

  • George Costanza Sep 19, 2014
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    Know what else is bad? If one of the kids is considered "EC" by the school. his fight could be considered a manifestation of his disability and he could receive NO suspension what so ever. Ahh liberalism. Refreshing

  • USMC Vet Sep 19, 2014

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    Not just the "no corporal punishment" liberals; t'was also combined with the the "don't touch (i.e. spank) MY kid" conservatives along with the "not my little darling" oblivious.

  • USMC Vet Sep 19, 2014

    "Authorities said two people who are not students entered the campus and started a fight."

    How'd they get past school security? Any one of them could have been carrying a weapon, heck even an incendiary or explosive device.

    Watching the video, one wonders what kind of homes some of these kids were raised in.

    Prayers for them all.

  • ptrrrk1 Sep 19, 2014

    I would keep my kids home from school on Monday…. Wake the school board up