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Six arrested after fight at Enloe High

Posted September 11, 2008

— Parents of students at Enloe High School were expecting an electronic letter Thursday evening, detailing a morning fight at the school.

According to the letter, "About 15 students were involved in an altercation outside the school building entryway." Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said officers estimated that 30 students either were involved in the fight or were encouraging the fighters.

The school resource officer assigned to Enloe, school security personnel and additional Raleigh police controlled the fray. The school was never locked down.

Two students were treated for cuts.

Raleigh police arrested six of those involved and charged each with assault. Two were also charged with possession of marijuana.

Sughrue said he expected an as-yet-undetermined number of juveniles to be charged for their roles in the fight.

The investigation was continuing.


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  • ksh33 Sep 12, 2008

    well-said health freak!

  • healthfreak Sep 12, 2008

    Good for all of you for homeschooling your children and sending them to private schools. Now they will become close-minded, judgemental, socially awkward, racist and bigoted people just like you. You won't be able to "protect" them forever. Being a part of the real world means having to look at real issues-- not just blaming a group of people for certain actions. Why don't you take a look at how our society rewards violence, how we encourage "tough guys" partically in the black media. Why don't you try to sympathize with people who are victims of our repressive systems.

    I am by no means condoning violence but it is merely a symptom of a problem. As a student who graduated from Enloe 2 years ago I know that it is an incredible school that provides a more quality education than most private schools. Part of what makes it wonderful is diversity.

    Don't use this unnecessary fear as a cop out for only exposing your children to people just like themselves.

  • PJM Sep 12, 2008

    Hearing about fight does not sooth the wounds because it was not a gun fight. We all need to take a stance as citizens, parents and take control of our children. We are all in a world of choas now and will continue to be unless someone(ie parents...single or otherwise take back control of their children). This should not be happening in our school systems but to hear the board of education they will blame it on the budget and not their un eagerness to put their foot down and vote on uniforms and no cell phone activity in school system

  • nowon_yuno Sep 12, 2008

    This thread is too easy. Stereotypes are based in truth.

  • Conservative Sep 12, 2008

    This would be a great reason to bring back "corporal punishment"

    The only problem is the teachers are half the size of the general student popolation today. They (teachers) would be intimidated to paddle kids that are double their size!

  • Timbo Sep 12, 2008

    "They didn't have to put up with this mess."

    What exactly did they do "back then"? I graduated from Cary High around that time and I got in fights. I was sent home or given ISS.

    "It is time for people to take responsibility for their own actions."

    Who's not taking responsibility for their own actions?

    "Also take your children with you to church and Sunday School."

    I sure that will fix the "problem". Hitler attended church regularly and sang in the local choir. How did he turn out?

  • b4jesus2 Sep 12, 2008

    I am so glad that I homeschooled my three children.The last one just graduated from college where he was on the Deans list. They might not have gotten everything they need from me doing that but neither do they get it all in public or private school. They didn't have to put up with this mess.I graduated from Enloe in 1974...and yes things where different and yes they had thugs back then too. It is time for people to take responsibility for their own actions. The parents who think they can't homeschool there is schooling by using DVD's on every subject and can do it anytime and anywhere. There are even homeschool groups where you can do things with such as sports, field trips,etc. Also take your children with you to church and Sunday School.

  • Timbo Sep 12, 2008

    "With rampant prosecutorial misconduct and criminalization of the most trivial matters, it is no wonder kids have no respect for authority."

    Well said. What carp to arrest kids for fighting, let the school handle it.

  • Timbo Sep 12, 2008

    Who cares. What an over reaction. Those that were arrested need to keep their mouths shut and not admit to anything.

    Besides, who won?

  • dont_preach Sep 12, 2008

    Kids fighting...now that's a first. I personally am happy to see a good ole fist fight as opposed to all the gun violence. Some of you must live very sheltered lives.

    I dont want to see a fight or a gun fight IN SCHOOL! Fights are not what they use to be.