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Enloe HS Released From Lockdown

Posted April 11, 2008

— Enloe High School was released from a lockdown Friday afternoon after police dealt with reports of a suspicious person on campus and a false bomb threat.

School administrators ordered a code red lockdown after receiving an unconfirmed reports of a suspicious person around 1 p.m., said Bill Poston, a spokesman for the Wake County Public School System.

Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said the caller said a suspended student was on the grounds of Enloe.

School security officers and Raleigh police searched the high school and did not find anything out of place.

Administrators called off the lockdown and released students at 2:20 p.m. School normally lets out at 2:15 p.m.

Placing the school on lockdown, in which students are confined to their classrooms, followed standard procedure when a school gets reports of suspicious people, Poston said.

Earlier Friday morning, Enloe received a bomb threat. Police determined that call was a hoax.

Officials would not say the two incident were connected. The investigation into both incidents was ongoing.


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  • hannah Apr 11, 2008

    I'm a student at Enloe and the main problem was that during the actual lock down the administration (for good reason) was not able to inform anyone about what was going on. But then there was 2300 students who were able to text/call one another and gossip circulate rumors like wildfire.

    Pretty soon you have people (while you're hiding in a closet or under a desk) saying that someone across the building has a gun. Of course everything was okay, but it was a much scarier situation for the students than the article makes it out to be.

  • oceanchild71 Apr 11, 2008

    guess I wonder why all the hulabaloo about a suspended student on the campus. If he has been told not to come on the school grounds, just have the resource officer cite/arrest him/her for trespass after beimg forbidden.

    Because you never know why that suspended student is coming back on campus. Is he/she holding a grudge against a teacher or principal or AP or another student? Could he/she be coming back to hurt someone or blow up something?

    While the probabilities of this happening are small, it does happen. And what are the first words out of witnesses' mouths when something does happen? "I never thought it would happen here."

    So, that is why they take the precautions and that is why they should take the precautions.

  • RonnieR Apr 11, 2008

    I guess I wonder why all the hulabaloo about a suspended student
    on the campus. If he has been told not to come on the school grounds, just have the resource officer cite/arrest him/her for trespass after beimg forbidden.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Apr 11, 2008

    I also got a couple of calls about this. The first one was from my daughter on her cell phone at around 2:00 or so. I really appreciate that her teacher allowed them to call so that we didn't have to hear about it in the news. Sorry WRAL... Her biggest concern? Whether she was going to make it to her driver's ed class after school! :-)

    The second call was from the principle via an auto-dial message around 2:45 or so, that was appreciated as well.

    I complain about the schools (mostly the administrators) a bunch so I figure I really need to also give them credit when they do a good job...

  • something2say Apr 11, 2008

    I also heard it on WQDR earlier and waited for more info! Nothing ever came. I am glad to find it all was a precaution.

  • jreesnc Apr 11, 2008

    The issue of getting the information out: Students were texting friends and parents and sharing incomplete information about what was going on. Some parents already knew something was up long before it appeared on any of the local media news feeds. But since the kids did not have the whole picture, it could have led to worried parents driving to the school. In addition, I heard a (unconfirmed) report that some students actually were ‘locked down’ outside on the football field. I hope this turns out to be untrue.

  • shamrock72 Apr 11, 2008

    Happens more than you think it does. I think it happened at Ligon more than 5 times last year.

  • tbfromnc Apr 11, 2008

    This is a big change from when I was at Enloe in the 60's
    we were all suspicious...

  • justlistentome Apr 11, 2008

    I have already received an automated call from the school explaining what occurred today. I LOVE IT when principals are so on top of things. Go Enloe!

  • cateye Apr 11, 2008

    Well my alma mater hasn't changed (false bomb threats all the time in the 80's.