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Man, teen charged with shooting school buses

Posted December 9, 2010

— A 20-year-old man and a 14-year-old have been accused of shooting a pellet gun at six Wayne County school buses, according to the sheriff's office.

Sgt. Larry N. Mitchell said that the windshields of six buses parked at Eastern Wayne Elementary School on New Hope Road in La Grange were damaged late Sunday or early Monday. Investigators recovered a pellet gun they believe was used in the crime.

Claudarris Raheem Woods, of 183 Guinevere Lane in La Grange, was charged with willfully damaging a public school bus and possessing a weapon on a school campus, both misdemeanors. He was given a $500 secured bond.

The 14-year-old was charged as a juvenile in connection with the vandalism.


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  • airbornemonty Dec 9, 2010

    I returned from vacation and noticed that my RV had seven or eight puck mark indentations where someone had used the big white sides as a target.

    Although I was reimbursed for the damage by my insurance company, others that were insured with the company paid, including me, I paid myself.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 9, 2010

    Kind of wondering what he was doing on school property. Still trying for that education he missed.

  • YoucanthandletheTRUTH Dec 9, 2010

    You're right WhitePony...let's just let them walk and receive no consequences for their actions. Your indifference to their crime says a great deal about your own beliefs. I much rather be called a fascist than allow crime to run rampant in society. What is your solution? Clean the glass up from the shooting and go about their lives. Yeah, that'll work!

  • dwr1964 Dec 9, 2010

    Where are the parents of this child, and why do they let him run free with this waste of a human? Another prime example of parents not parenting. Charge them.

  • SueInNC Dec 9, 2010

    Really, what is WRONG with people! C'mon...go help your mom/sister/girlfriend clean/cook/laundry/fix something. Go read a book. Don't go shooting at a lot full of school buses...jeepers! Idle minds...

  • carrboroyouth Dec 9, 2010

    Nice to see two citizens appreciating education!

  • NotFromHere Dec 9, 2010

    They should both be put to work and forced to pay back every penny of the cost of their damages and then a hefty fine on top of that. That will help them realize the value of a dollar and the cost of their vandalism.

  • peppercorns Dec 9, 2010

    wow that 14 years old has a great future with that loser as a hero!

  • Canes Girl Forever Dec 9, 2010

    Nice role model for a 14 year old.

  • schlitzmalt Dec 9, 2010

    what kind of 20 year old hangs around with a 14 year old and shoots windows out of busses?