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Shot fired at Durham school

Posted December 2, 2011

— A bullet hit a window at Eastway Elementary School in Durham on Thursday afternoon, but no one was hurt, officials said.

The bullet went through one pane of the double-paned window at about 12:30 p.m. but didn't penetrate the second pane, officials said.

As a precaution, Eastway Elementary administrators brought all children inside the school and canceled all recesses for the afternoon. The school continued to operate on a normal schedule.

Durham police are investigating the incident but have made no arrests.


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  • claudnc Dec 2, 2011

    I completed my internship at Eastway Elementary... I loved the staff!

  • dwr1964 Dec 2, 2011

    Let's go with Wildcats' idea. He knows EVERYTHING. Just ask.

  • Jack Flash Dec 2, 2011

    "The FBI etc. needs to go to Durham and clean this town up. Too much crime happens there every day.
    Yes, every day. This was the 473rd school window shooting this month, and it's only the second of the month.

  • Offshore Dec 2, 2011

    bigal02282> great suggestion, we should have police cars but no gas too.
    Fishon: makes a great point, newspaper editors love the dirty laundry and filthy it up as much as they can.

  • yankee1 Dec 2, 2011

    Good solution bigal02282! Let us know how that works for you when your "NEIGHBORS" invade your home!!!

  • SueInNC Dec 2, 2011

    Good lord! Thank goodness no one was hurt. What on earth is someone thinking, discharging a weapon anyyyyyyyywhere near a school?!

  • udaycoosay Dec 2, 2011

    OakRapp is correct - all republicans own yachts. Democrats are poor like John Kerry.

  • cwood3 Dec 2, 2011

    It takes someone to exert pressure on the trigger-ie a person!!
    Guns rarely fire on their own.

    What Durham needs is more enforcement and more education!! DA's need to enforce the law and SUPPORT the LEOs. DA's need to have solid cases so Attorney's don't get them thrown out!!

    What a blessing that no-one was hurt!!

  • wildcat Dec 2, 2011

    The FBI etc. needs to go to Durham and clean this town up. Too much crime happens there every day.

  • Hammerhead Dec 2, 2011

    Elvis, you've apparently forgotten about the girl that was shot ( and still in critical condition ) recently at a Raleigh school.