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Man accused of stripping outside East Chapel Hill High

Posted December 3, 2010

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— Police have charged a man accused of stripping in the parking lot of East Chapel Hill High School on Friday.

Brian Eugene McLaughlin, 29, was arrested on charges of indecent exposure and trespassing in the alleged lunchtime incident. He was in the Orange County jail Friday afternoon under a $500 bond.

East Chapel Hill High School Principal Eileen Tully said in an e-mail to parents that McLaughlin had no connection to the school and was immediately identified as a stranger when he entered through the “Quad A” entrance.

A school resource officer asked him to leave, and when he was in the parking lot, he stripped and asked that he be arrested or taken to a hospital, Tully said.

“Obviously, this is a highly unusual circumstance and one that we wish could have been avoided,” she added. “East Chapel Hill High School takes school security seriously and will continue to make every effort to ensure the safety of our students.”

She credited the school’s locked-door and ID badge policies, which limit the number of school entrances, in helping staff identify him and remove him from the campus.


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  • Sherlock Dec 3, 2010

    So, he asked for help and to be taken to hospital and what does the officer do arrest him. Man that is public service. But that Ch H Police for you. Protect & Serve only if you have money. Must be the new leqadership.

  • FairPlay Dec 3, 2010

    They need to make jail less appealing like bread and water and no blankets to keep people from wanting to get in.

  • Keepin_it_real_in_NC Dec 3, 2010

    He should claim that he thought he was at RDU and the resource office was TSA.

  • mulecitybabe Dec 3, 2010

    Sad that people have to go to that extreme to get shelter. He'll probably get a higher bond than the murderer in the next cell.

  • odell Dec 3, 2010

    Must be kin to the lady in Durham/Raleigh that stripped on the side of the road, three times, so that she would be arrested.

  • godnessgracious Dec 3, 2010

    Getting cold out now, so all the nuts are trying to secure some jail time. Three hots and a cot is better than being homeless in winter I guess.