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Two charged in shooting outside Clayton High

Posted February 12, 2009

— Police charged two men Thursday in a shooting outside Clayton High School two weeks ago.

Someone fired two shots in a parking lot at Clayton High on Jan. 27 while a basketball game was being played in the school gymnasium, police said. One bullet struck a brick wall outside the gymnasium, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Nobbie Lee Dubose III, 18, of 219 Cottonwood Drive in Clayton, and Rasheive Dashawn Ray, 16, of 860 Taft St. in Selma, surrendered to police Thursday afternoon and were charged with felonious discharge of a firearm on educational property and attempting to fire a weapon into occupied property.

Both men were being held Thursday in the Johnston County Jail under $80,000 bonds.

Investigators haven't determined the motive for the shooting, but they said they don't believe it was related to the basketball game between Clayton High and Garner High School.


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  • Centurian Feb 13, 2009

    This is really unusual for Clayton. The crime rate for Clayton is very low and while gang activity is often speculated, there is very little if any actual gang crime there. I'm glad the Police arrested these guys, because this is not the norm at all for Clayton High School either.

  • kellyaustin96 Feb 13, 2009

    This is a societal problem that will keep perpetuating itself. I would be willing to bet a paycheck, that these two were born to unwed mothers and these boys had little involvement with a male role model. When they get out of prison in a couple of years they will procreate without benefit of marriage and be absent in their children's lives. Their children will then grow up and do the same thing. All of this spending on social programs does not work the cycle keeps repeating itself.

    The only solution is to make it punitive for everyone involved who keeps producing children they cannot and will not raise.

  • The Fox Feb 13, 2009

    Mr. Best & Mr. Brightest

  • Leftwing Feb 13, 2009

    Another 2 candidates for the Darwin Award. Reduce the gene pool.

  • What The Deuce Feb 13, 2009

    I thought the freaky haired one was a girl!

  • CarolinaGirl2 Feb 13, 2009

    Clayton High School is not know for violence, but this day in age its coming and thats very scary. I am thankful nobody was hurt and I hope these boys get a stiff enough sentence to learn a lesson. The talk in town was it was gang related, gang activity in Clayton is getting worse, we need to put a stop to it NOW.

  • ignc73 Feb 13, 2009

    Good for these kids! Glad they were able to defend themselves. Maybe every kid at Clayton High should have a gun; that way, there would be no more shootings!

  • tgw Feb 13, 2009

    From grade school, kids know that guns and school do not mix. In other words, "everybody" knows that. Well then, there were other intensions involved. They knew what they were doing was wrong. Oh, where were the parents?????

    $80,000 Bond is too small. Jail time should be several years-required school (of some type) while in jail.

    Bigger problem, how to solve the cycle of violence and guns??
    Why did these guys have guns to begin with? What were they doing at CHS? Who were the bullets intended for??

    How do we educate these two guys to undersatnd that they need to get an education and a job-and not mess with weapons?????
    Figure that one out, and we have a winner.

  • thepeopleschamp Feb 13, 2009

    If they are old enough to be firing guns on a high school campus they are old enough to take the consequences like a man.

  • boatmonkey82 Feb 12, 2009

    maannn what a shocker !!!! let give them a free ride for a year or two