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Parent Charged With Breaking Into School

Posted March 31, 2008

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— A Johnston County woman has been charged with breaking into a local elementary school and could face charges in the removal of computer equipment from the school, authorities said.

A deputy responding to a burglar alarm at River Dell Elementary School late Thursday found a woman loading laptops and other equipment into her vehicle, authorities said. The woman told the deputy she was a teacher at the school and was allowed to leave, but when the deputy later checked with the principal, it was determined the woman was actually the parent of a River Dell student, authorities said.

The deputy tracked the woman to her home and confronted her about the incident. She said the computer equipment belonged to a family member and had been dropped at the school earlier and that she had been inside the school praying for her child, authorities said.

Angela Alford, 37, has been charged with breaking and entering and resisting a public officer, authorities said. Other charges are pending against her, they said.

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  • lizard Apr 1, 2008

    lynway - yes, you do have to wait.

    Fedup - all you get calling the superintendents office after hours is a message. Bank president cleaning out the bank is a bit different. Apples and oranges.

    The deputy did good work.

  • fedupwithitall Mar 31, 2008

    lizard - "Can any know-it-all here on this board tell me what the phone number is that can be called 24/7 to find out if someone is a teacher?"

    Yes. The superintendents office. If someone is in a bank, after hours, removing cash from a vault, and an officer responds to an alarm, should the officer simply believe the person when they say they are the president of the bank?

  • whatelseisnew Mar 31, 2008

    do you think she is related to that Reverend that went to Best Buy and ended up disoriented in an Ohio strip club?

  • linnway Mar 31, 2008

    She hasn't been entered into the court system yet in AOC. I wonder why?

  • linnway Mar 31, 2008

    lizard- when the cop got there she was loading up laptops and equipment in the car. If there is an alarm, there should be a contact person. Do you think they'd have to wait until school was in session to find out if she was a teacher?

  • Redneck_Bob Mar 31, 2008

    "Can any know-it-all here on this board tell me what the phone number is that can be called 24/7 to find out if someone is a teacher?" They have an ID card that identifies them as a teacher, or at least they used to. Now days it is hard to say what, if anything they have to identify them as anything.

  • lizard Mar 31, 2008

    Can any know-it-all here on this board tell me what the phone number is that can be called 24/7 to find out if someone is a teacher?

    Sound like the PD did a good job by identifying the person and making accurate notes to follow-up on this non-violent crime that appeared to be nothing. Teachers generally can be found in schools working late and other days off sometimes.

  • Dave Green Mar 31, 2008

    I would have thought that she had been praying for the cops to buy into that lame excuse...

  • linnway Mar 31, 2008

    It says a deputy responded, not Clayton PD. Deputy would be Johnston County Sheriff's Department.

  • b4self Mar 31, 2008

    I understand the need to pray for your child but I think my mother went to church to pray for me,Lord knows I needed it. This story makes little sence to me.

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