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Two more East Wake seniors charged

Posted May 29, 2009

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— Two more seniors from East Wake High School went before a judge Friday on charges they vandalized buses and poured baby oil in the floor in school hallways.

John Henry Herndon, 19, and LaTia Epps, 18, were released to the custody of their parents after a court appearance.

The pair join seven others -- Antonio Bland, 18; Dafineace Ratliff, 17; Tyasia Nicole Williams, 18; Marquis Joyner, 17; Latasha May, 18; Taliva Allen, 18; and Calvin Dreston, 18 -- whom school officials said were caught committing a prank.

The buses and hallways were cleaned immediately and no one else was injured, school officials said.

Michael Evans, spokesman for Wake County Public School System, said the students will be allowed to take exams and graduate, but will not be allowed to walk with their class at the June 14 commencement ceremonies.

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  • ranquick May 29, 2009

    I would bet that they do walk with the class, the parents will gripe to make sure they do. They all need the book thrown at them in court for this.

  • lacoqueta21 May 29, 2009

    HA! They got what they deserved!!!!

  • YoucanthandletheTRUTH May 29, 2009

    Oh too bad...they all think they are invincible from consequences and get mad when they receive them. Knowing the school system, they'll go back on this punishment because their parents will gripe enough and WCPSS will roll over and take it because they can't handle people standing up to them, whether they are right or wrong.

  • justafella May 29, 2009

    Let them walk with their classmates, wearing "caps and gowns" provided by the Wake County Sheriffs Office, bright orange jump suits,socks and sandels.

  • nandud May 29, 2009

    "Michael Evans, spokesman for Wake County Public School System, said the students will be allowed to take exams and graduate, but will not be allowed to walk with their class at the June 14 commencement ceremonies."

    Good. I was at Southeast High's graduation last night and there were some very proud families there, rooting for their loved ones. Too bad these punks jeopardized their families' joy.