Homeland security may deport two students after gun is found at Millbrook HS

Posted January 27
Updated January 28

— Homeland Security is initiating paperwork to have Franklin Castillo-Diaz,17, deported to Honduras and Elsy Diaz-Quintanilla,17, to El Salvador after their involvement with a handgun found on Millbrook High School's campus Thursday.

Based on court papers obtained by WRAL, Castillo-Diaz is in the United States illegally.

Three students were detained Thursday after a handgun was found on campus in the possession of a Millbrook High School student. Castillo-Diaz and Diaz-Quintanilla were arrested Thursday and charged with having a gun on school grounds. They appeared in a Wake County court Friday.

"Normally what happens if they put a detainer on them, they wait until they're tried in state court, for whatever the charge was, and then once that sentence comes down, if they're going to let them go, put on probabation or whatever it may be, then they'll pick them up on the detainer," said Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison.

Authorities said the gun was found in the possession of a 14-year-old student. His name and the charges against him are not being released because of his age.

A student alerted the a school resource officer about the weapon Thursday, and the semi automatic handgun was confiscated without incident. The gun was not fired or pointed at other students, police said.

Castillo-Diaz also faces an additional charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Castillo-Diaz and Diaz-Quintanilla's are scheduled to appear in court again Feb. 16.


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  • Anna Temple Jan 29, 8:24 a.m.
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    To me, this is the type of behavior that we target for deportation. Not simply that you have no 'papers' But that you are violent and an extreme safety risk.

  • Dean Morron Jan 29, 7:47 a.m.
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    Mr. Ken Ackerman,
    Please address this issue since you seem to be so vastly knowledgeable on the subject of illegal aliens in this country. According to The Law Dictionary , " Just because illegal aliens are not legally entitled to these benefits does not mean they do not apply for them. Yes. It is true that illegal aliens have received grants, professional accreditations, loans, WIC, disability, public housing, college educations, food stamps, unemployment benefits, and tax credits from state and federal agencies."
    Not to mention free schooling for their children and access to FREE hospital care, yes sir FREE.
    Illegals pay NO taxes, clog our court system and seem to live more of the " American Dream " than legal American citizens.

  • Jeff Freuler Jan 28, 6:35 p.m.
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    Ken I don't hate them either. I understand why they come here however, right is right and wrong is wrong. If they come here then they need to establish themselves as citizens or move on. I will say that I disagree that they can have children here and the children be legal. If the parents are here illegally then the child born here should be as well. I say this because I'm a firm believer that our systems are overloaded and true Americans should come first.

  • Jeff Freuler Jan 28, 6:29 p.m.
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    Ken there is a double edge sword here. The parents themselves cannot receive the benefits however, if their children are born here, which means they are legal, they can take the children down to social services to get benefits.

    So yes they can get benefits

  • Norman Lewis Jan 28, 6:19 p.m.
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    Their parents may have made the decision for them to be here or they came over by themselves, that is irrelevant to this story. No one but themselves made the decision to commit a significant crime. We would not be deporting poor little children, we would be deporting potentially very violent late teenage criminals in this case. If illegals do not get government benefits meant for legal citizens, why did California sue the Federal government several years ago to help pay their social welfare costs that were unbelievably elevated due to hundreds of thousands of illegals? Someone calling for enforcement of immigration laws cannot even remotely be compared with the Waffen SS, it is simply a wish for the rule of law not a wish for atrocities.

  • Sandy Smith Jan 28, 3:54 p.m.
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    ** I wish I had time to walk the mall. I leave home at 7:00 a.m. and return around 8:30 p.m. Illegals do indeed get assistance. They use the emergency room as a doctor's office because they cannot be turned away. Illegals receive SNAP. Read CNSNews article dated 7/11/16: Report: Some Illegal Aliens Enjoy Food Stamp Advantage Over U.S. Citizens. I don't care what you say. They reap the benefits of taxpayers while they work for construction companies and are paid under the table. Case in point. Recent Hillsborough accident where the illegal (working for a construction company) failed to restrain a truck that rolled down the hill and killed a little boy. Loafers?? People that are strong enough to be out working but feed off of WELFARE. And it is passed down from generation to generation. Baby making females that have several baby daddy's that don't pay child support because it is not enforced but feed off government assistance.

  • Ken Ackerman Jan 28, 2:51 p.m.
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    "I had been angry and ready to fight for so long that there was no room within me for tender feelings."
    - Ulrich Schafer, a member of the Waffen SS

  • Mary Meadows Jan 28, 2:30 p.m.
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    These articles are often updated. When this was first posted yesterday it only indicated that he was to be deported. They have since updated the news article. FYI

  • Ken Ackerman Jan 28, 1:13 p.m.
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    Well it was free, now it's $2.99.

  • Ken Ackerman Jan 28, 1:12 p.m.
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    For those that like to hate so much, here's a book you should read, it's short and it's free from Amazon if you use their Kindle ap.

    World War 2: Waffen SS Soldiers - Testimonies of German SS Soliders - 2nd Edition

    No big political statements or ideological statements, just regular every day Germans talking about how they felt, what they did, how they believed they were right, and what they think and feel now.

    History repeats itself...