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Guns found at 2 Wake schools

Posted May 30, 2008

— Police have charged two teenagers with bringing guns to schools in Garner and Raleigh in the past two days.

Administrators at Garner Magnet High School called police after receiving an anonymous tip. Officers found a Colt .38 in a backpack belonging to Donnell Underdue, 16, while he was in class.

Underdue was charged with felony possession of a handgun on school property. He was released from the Wake County Jail after posting a $3,000 secured bond.

In Raleigh, the principal of Athens Drive High is preparing a letter to parents about an incident involving a gun on that campus Thursday afternoon.

According to a source, the letter cites "a student involved in inappropriate activity" who ran from the school.  When school resource officers caught the student, they "found a handgun in close proximity to the student."

According to Raleigh Police, Richmond Fowler, 18, was charged with carrying a gun on school property, carrying a concealed weapon, second-degree trespassing and resisting arrest.

Wake County Schools spokesman Chip Sudderth said the district had received a copy of the letter, but did not have any additional information.


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  • readyforgodswilltobedone Jun 2, 2008

    7734 2 06 Actually now a day both will get suspensed for fighting even if he is defending himself.

  • Just the facts mam May 30, 2008

    Where is the problem? The problem is within a culture where it is considered acceptable to carry guns, do drugs, run from police, hurt innocent people, not work, and have the government support you. These young gentlemen, I am sorry to say, learn traits such as bringing a gun to school from the culture they are brought up in, and are exposed to. Like the old saying, what you reap is what you sow...

  • Trublue in Wake County May 30, 2008

    "Officer, officer, what right did you have to put your hands on my child.." "Officer, officer, why for do you be tazen my child.." Officer, officer, he aint no gangsta I did'nt raises him that way" "officer, officer, how comes it took 3 of you to arrest my poor defenseless child....."

    Get the picture???

  • PC is for Losers May 30, 2008

    Notebook, check. Pen, check. Learning, check. Gun, check.

    Somebody has failed at teaching this person the value of education and the negative results of his ignorant actions.

  • 7734 2 06 May 30, 2008

    sowhat wrote:"I know my 12 yrs comes home upset because he tired of turning the other cheek, and I feel bad for him because they hit him, the teachers the principals don't do anything.."

    Really? I find this hard to believe. If that is the case, then he won't get into trouble for defending himself. Maybe you should call the police next time.

  • starrider99 May 30, 2008

    Don't you think that if they made a strong, attention-getting example out of these two, the next one that thinks about bringing a gun to school might reconsider?

    But they'll probably just give them the usual "slap on the wrist" and it'll keep happening.

  • Deacons May 30, 2008

    mebgirl1984 Well said and TRUE.

  • Ban One May 30, 2008

    Since someone already brought up the race card. There was one key word in their carefully thought out banter, "IF" these kids were white..... Both were not. Explain that!!!!

    I truly didn't mean this to be a race post but that was the most ignorant statement I have seen in a long time. Black, White or Purple throw them in boot camp.

  • mebgirl1984 May 30, 2008

    Take the teaching of proper morals out of schools and replace it with this PC-ACLU separation of Church and State nonsense whereby the kids are never held accountable and the teachers and administrators are always at fault, and you begin to see the sad and tragic results of a politically correct-touchy feely system, speedily sliding downhill.

  • sweetsea May 30, 2008

    Kids like these two are not first timers. There needs to be a separate school system for trouble makers much like a boot camp. It will happen eventually. Good kids should not be exposed to idiots like these who are not there to learn. It is not only an impediment to learning but downright dangerous.