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Search for suspect leads to Enloe High lockdown

Posted January 5, 2010

— Enloe High School was put on a "Code Red" lockdown Tuesday morning after someone suspected to have stolen an SUV ran into the school, police said.

A 2002 Ford Expedition was stolen from outside a convenience store at 2120 New Bern Ave. at about 6 a.m. Tuesday, and Officer B.C. Scioli spotted the stolen vehicle on New Bern Avenue at about 10:30 a.m. and began following it, said Jim Sughrue, spokesman for the Raleigh Police Department.

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Before Scioli could stop the SUV, the vehicle pulled onto Enloe High School property, at 128 Clarendon Crescent, and two people jumped out near the school entrance and ran, Sughrue said.

Scioli immediately apprehended an 11-year-old, who had been driving the SUV, Sughrue said. He was charged through juvenile petitions with possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer and operating a vehicle without a license.

The second person who ran from the SUV went into Enloe High, prompting officials to lock down the school for 45 minutes while police searched for him. A "Code Red" lockdown means students are kept in their classrooms, exterior doors are locked and no one is let in or out.

Deandre Jacquaris Woodin, 16, was arrested in the school cafeteria and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Woodin is an Enloe High student, according to Wake County school officials.

Police are still investigating the theft of the SUV, which happened when the owner left the vehicle running outside the convenience store to warm up while he went inside, Sughrue said.


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  • BraveHeart Jan 6, 2010

    lock him up with the other rodents!!

  • teacher-mom Jan 6, 2010

    Wonder if it was gang related?

  • uncw05 Jan 5, 2010

    ambergail1 - although I agree highschools always have and always will have violence, there are many levels of violence. I graduated in 2001, and all the violence at my highschool was punching and hitting. I'll take that over a gun/knife any day.

  • stupiditydeservesnosympathy Jan 5, 2010

    Enloe is in a bad area of Raleigh so this does not surprise me that something like this happened.
    The person who left their keys in a car doesn't need to have it. I personally think that people who do that shouldn't be able to file a police report nor should they receive money from their insurance company.

  • teddynsnoopy Jan 5, 2010

    Every school has its fair share of idiots. Do you think it's fair to judge a school based on the actions of one individual student? A school is a place for learning, not for raising children. It is not up to the teachers and administration at Enloe to make sure students understand that stealing is wrong, especially at the high school level! Obviously the problem here is poor parenting - parents should know where their kids are at all times. Moreover, the school should not be blamed for the actions of a student which took place both off campus and before school hours.

  • Mom2two Jan 5, 2010

    I have a freshman at Enloe, and while I am not flippant about such things happening as happened today, it COULD happen at any school. I appreciate the fanatastic leadership of Enloe and of Officer Hicks and the rest of RPD. And I KNOW that she is more challenged and will be prepared for college than will her friends from our base school. I am willing for there to be a nominal risk (as there is anywhere) for the "Enloe Experience," and so is my daughter.

    And for what it is worth, there are approximately 2800 students, not 2400.

  • Da Toy Maker Jan 5, 2010

    Wow. After carefully reading the story:

    The 11 year old was driving the stolen vehicle.

    Why would anyone leave a car running with key in it and the door open?

    If you tell me something like that won't happens at Wake Fields HS, I'd just laugh.

    It is a reflection of our society. Think about it: an 11 & 16 year olds out running around not in school at taht time?

  • Da Toy Maker Jan 5, 2010

    "visitors being pistol-whipped right in front of the school and an adminstrator who publicly states that she can't protect all of the students all of the time"

    So, you would rather an administrator comes out and tell you that your child will be protected all the times/at all places within the school ground?!

  • FromClayton Jan 5, 2010

    let's just say I know of many schools with that many students and they do not have the violence - beachbum.

    I respectfully would like to say that i have never heard of a public high school that does not have violencein it. It is called teenage hormones. Clayton High School had violence problems a decade ago when I was there. I personally liked watching the fights. Quality entertainment.

    Maybe you were thinking of a catholic school or private school or something. I MIGHT belive that...maybe.

  • SME2 Jan 5, 2010

    not surprising given the area.