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Lockdown lifted at Carnage Middle School after no threat found

Posted November 6, 2014

— Carnage Middle School in Raleigh was on a Code Red lockdown Thursday morning after a student told administrators about rumors of an intruder near the campus.

Police officers swept the area and found no threat, officials with the Wake County Public School System said.

“We greatly appreciate the relationship we have with law enforcement and WCPSS Security in responding to such situations,” officials said in a phone message sent to parents. “They work closely with us to ensure the safety of our students every day.”

Officials said they were still investigating the incident.


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  • Amanda Alston Nov 7, 2014
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    Fred J Carnage was a civil rights attorney and the first black man on the school board. It was just the Raleigh School Board then. And yes I went to the school... lived next door to it and one street over from it during the three years I was there. Just like any neighborhood, you may have some bad people there, but it doesn't outweigh the good ones. We never had any issues. We never stayed in any "rough" neighborhoods.

  • bandit2014 Nov 6, 2014

    Yes, please change the name of the school!

  • Christopher Rose Nov 6, 2014
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    haha I went to that middle school for 3 years back 84-86. I was bussed in from an outlying area. It definitely lived up to its name back then. I recall seeing drug dealers and red porch lights from the bus on the way in to school every morning. F.J. Carange was a local black leader I believe. None of us who went there knew who he was either.

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Nov 6, 2014

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    I thought the same thing...

  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Nov 6, 2014

    Change the name of this school NOW!

  • ncprr1 Nov 6, 2014

    I hope that school never lives up to it's name. I don't care who Carnage is, what a dumb name.

  • Classified Nov 6, 2014

    Glad everything is OK, heck of a name for a school though.