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Shaw University student charged after refusing to leave library

Posted April 28, 2014
Updated April 29, 2014

Na'Eem Shaemey Wilkins
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— A Shaw University junior was charged Sunday night with second-degree trespassing after he refused to leave the campus library.

University spokeswoman Odessa Hines said Na'Eem Shaemey Wilkins, 21, refused to leave when the library closed at 11 p.m. Sunday and that he was allowed to stay until 11:30 p.m.

When he was asked to leave a second time, Hines said, he refused again, prompting library security to call Raleigh police.

Hines said administrators are still trying to figure out why Wilkins would not leave.

Friends say Wilkins is an honor student who was trying to study for exams.

Hines said the library usually closes at 11 p.m. on Sundays but that the university extends library hours until midnight during final exams.

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  • Jump1 Apr 30, 2014

    Outhousecat,
    It does not stay open til midnight, closes at 11pm being that you are going to UNC that is before midnight. Hines said the library usually closes at 11 p.m. on Sundays but that the university extends library hours until midnight during final exams. He was just studying for reg. exams not finals.

  • stymieindurham Apr 29, 2014

    Rules are made to FOLLOW. Why is it so hard for people to understant that?

  • same ole story Apr 29, 2014

    This is the first of many of these photos with his attitude! An Honor Student at that.... What kind of a school is this that this is the best they can produce?? SMH

  • outhousecat Apr 28, 2014

    The library stays open until midnight and they arrested him for refusing to leave at 11:30. What?? If this is indeed the case, I hope he moves on to a legitimate university after being acquitted in court. Shaw should be encouraging its students to study and the library should be open 24/7 during exam time if need be. smdh. I hope the UNCF cuts these jokers off.

  • rduwxboy Apr 28, 2014

    "Why wasn't he studying at home?" -Fuquay Resident

    Perhaps it's because the library has journals you cannot take home to study with, very fast internet, a whole litany of thing. Sometimes an environment without outside temptations or roommates is another reason. Thousands of students are in the NC State library late any given night. I used to prefer studying in the library myself.

  • Jump1 Apr 28, 2014

    An honor study that can not tell time????

  • Donald Holder Apr 28, 2014
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    Why wasn't he studying at home?

  • Super Hans Apr 28, 2014

    The dude was just trying to study it sounds like.