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Trespassing charge dismissed against Shaw student

Posted April 29, 2014

Na'Eem Shaemey Wilkins

— The Wake County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that it has dismissed a misdemeanor second-degree trespassing charge against a Shaw University student who wouldn't leave a campus library.

Na'Eem Shaemey Wilkins, 21, was charged Sunday night after two requests for him to leave the building when it closed at 11 p.m.

A Shaw University spokeswoman said Monday that it wasn't clear why he would not leave.

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

Prosecutors did not say why they decided to dismiss the charge.


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  • keithjinnc Apr 30, 2014

    The rules are the rules, period! He knew the library schedule and should have been prepared to respect those hours. The library staff went above and beyond allowing him to stay a half hour past the posted closing time. The student judicial system should deal with him harshly. His blatant refusal to abide by the rules wasted the time of the library staff, campus security, and the police. I hope any future employers Google his name; this story popping up will look good with his resume.

  • Peter Kerstetter Apr 30, 2014
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    I find it strange that simply because Wilkins doesn't play football, he should be expelled from the school.
    Otherwise, he'd be seen as not guilty by reason of football playing skill.

  • LetsBeFair Apr 30, 2014

    ... and be quietly dismissed from enrollment.

  • ncprr1 Apr 30, 2014

    I agree that it wasn't worth wasting the money to pursue the charges, but he did deserve to be arrested. Let the school deal with it.

  • LetsBeFair Apr 30, 2014

    To say nothing of backing up you law enforcement and librarian who are just trying to do their jobs.

  • LetsBeFair Apr 30, 2014

    next time, since your an honor student, honor the rules.

  • Brian Jenkins Apr 30, 2014

    The charges were as stupid as the student. What does being on the honor role have to do with anything? That means he should be able to read and comprehend the rules.

  • winemaker81 Apr 30, 2014

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    Are you aware that Shaw is a black university, and that probably the people who had him arrested -- with cause -- are black?? Thanks for waving the race card in a pointless fashion.

    That said, I agree with not prosecuting him. Not worth it, and besides, being arrested and having his face in the news may have taught the lesson without ruining the guy's life for something relatively minor.

    If he does NOT learn from this? Yeah, next time prosecute.

  • scvmcdoc Apr 30, 2014

    The DA dismissed the charge but I hope the school expels him for his flagrant violation of the rules, poor behavior, and negative media exposure he has caused the institution. I don't care what any of you say, HE WAS WRONG! The staff had already been nice enough to let him stay a half hour later than normal hours and then he insisted on them allowing him to stay later.
    Say what you want and make all the excuses you want but he was wrong! And if he really was taking and exam then he is pretty dumb for an Honors student. On-line exams have a time limit and the library hours were posted. He should not have started something he did not have time to complete!

  • Forthe Newssite Apr 30, 2014
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    GOOD! he never should have been charged in the first place.....