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Knightdale High student credited with preventing campus attack

Posted November 4, 2015
Updated November 5, 2015

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— A student at Knightdale High School is being credited with preventing a possible attack after he overheard a fellow student making threats.

Knightdale High School student Logan Fisher, 18, was busted Wednesday for bringing weapons on campus and threatening to use them.

Knightdale Police Chief Lawrence Capps said that a student had been in a conversation earlier in the day, in which Fisher had mentioned that he brought a weapon to campus. Fisher made some off-handed threats about harming someone at the school, although he didn’t mention anybody specific, said Capps.

A student at Knightdale High School took the threats seriously and immediately contacted the school resource officer.

Fisher is now charged with bringing weapons onto school grounds. A copy of the arrest warrant indicates that police found a semi-automatic pellet gun, a machete, and two pocket knives in Fisher’s vehicle.

Hagar Harris, the grandparent of a Knightdale High School student, said she was relieved that the student who reported the conversation “did the right thing.”

“I am really glad because most kids are afraid to tell anything that’s going on,” said Harris.

Police said the quiet Knightdale campus remained that way thanks, in part, to the student who wasn’t afraid to come forward.

“When you have a kid who is courageous enough to come forward like that, it puts us in a position to hopefully head off a major situation before it unfolds,” said Capps.

The Wake County Public School System’s student conduct policy indicates that a student caught with a firearm on campus will be suspended for 365 days. Depending on the seriousness of the infraction, the student can be expelled.

Court documents show that Fisher has been banned from the Knightdale High School campus. It was unknown if he would be allowed to return to school after 365 days.

Fisher is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 1.

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  • Stephen Batchelor Nov 5, 2015
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    Good man!! And courageous!

  • Anne Havisham Nov 5, 2015
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    To the student who reported that the young man had a weapon, THANK YOU!Both Jewish and Muslim scriptures say that the person who saves a life is like a person who saves the whole world. Well done!

  • Tyrone Biggum Nov 5, 2015
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    Groundbreaking commentary per usual, John.

    Glad someone did the right thing, told the administration and SRO, and got this fool before he hurt someone. He's 18 so hopefully a couple years in the clink with Bubba will scare him a straight.

  • Anne Havisham Nov 5, 2015
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    Mr. Douglas, many of the weapons that are found on school grounds are due to students informing a staff member of their presence. Some of these kids are unlikely sources, but even the most disruptive students want to stay safe. And some are trying to save a friend or relative from a mistake worse than having a weapon on school grounds--- using it.

    The SROs and principals and teachers that I know are very grateful for those students indeed.

    What an abusive LEO (like the one from South Carolina) might think about someone wanting to ensure their safety and the safety of everyone around them is of no concern to me.

  • Derril Salter Nov 5, 2015
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    Schools need more of this. It's not snitching if it saves you or your best friend. Watchdog groups should be encouraged. Was the kid serious? Who knows? Why take that chance?

  • Pam Snyder Nov 5, 2015
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    I didn't see that only weapons charges. The knives I'm sure.

  • Allen Roberson Nov 5, 2015
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    They referenced a firearm, an airgun is not a firearm.

  • John Snow Nov 5, 2015
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    No, there is also "student conduce policy".

  • Wayne Douglas III Nov 5, 2015
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    Thank God, this student had the balls, to make sure that no other student was hurt. We need many more students like him. Of course, students like this are looked down upon, by the typical school SRO or principle.

  • Pam Snyder Nov 5, 2015
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    John Snow........that's all you got out of the news article?? WAS BUSTED??

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