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Two students accused of having weapons at Wakefield High School

Posted November 17, 2013

Daquail Alexander, left, and Justin Lashawn Bland
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— An 18-year-old and a 16-year-old each face weapons charges after being arrested Friday on charges they allegedly carried weapons onto the campus of a Raleigh high school.

Justin Lashawn Bland, 18, of 10209 Riverstone Place, faces two counts of possession of a weapon on school property and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.

An arrest warrant accuses Bland of having a black CBG .177 caliber BB pistol and a concealed fixed-blade knife at Wakefield High School, at 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive.

Daquail Alexander, 16, of 2801 Crystal Oaks Lane, was arrested on one count of possession of a weapon on school property for allegedly having a Crosman Survivalist BB gun, according to an arrest warrant.

Stella Shelton, a spokeswoman for the Wake County Public School System, said Bland and Alexander are both students at the school.

Bland was in the Wake County Detention Center under a $2,000 secured bond Sunday. Alexander was jailed under a $1,000 secured bond.

Further details about their cases weren't immediately available.

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  • Bill of Rights Nov 19, 2013

    I'm as pro-gun as they come, and I'm fine with them being prosecuted for this crime. The law is the law ... I don't agree with the "gun free zone" laws, but I also don't believe that breaking the law is an effective way to bring about change.

    I'd be equally fine with a caucasian being prosecuted for the same crime. The law should be color blind.

  • wakemom Nov 19, 2013

    Isn’t it amazing how the photo (read…COLOR) of the accused change a pro-guns person’s stance on whether a crime was committed or if a “right” was violated. I seem to remember a few months ago a person “forgot” they had gun(S) on campus and later *admitting* they were LYING and he was still held as a hero and given a college scholarship….and these guys only had BB ‘guns’ but are in jail under bond.

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    Right

  • 678devilish Nov 19, 2013

    Suspend both of them for the rest of the school year. Then allow their parents to figure out what they are going to do with them. Many parents of today are failing their own children.

  • Black HelicoptersNFood Insurance Nov 19, 2013

    Isn’t it amazing how the photo (read…COLOR) of the accused change a pro-guns person’s stance on whether a crime was committed or if a “right” was violated. I seem to remember a few months ago a person “forgot” they had gun(S) on campus and later *admitting* they were LYING and he was still held as a hero and given a college scholarship….and these guys only had BB ‘guns’ but are in jail under bond.

  • lwe1967 Nov 18, 2013

    Suspend them. They have no business with any type of weapons at the school. What went on years ago with weapons in the vehicles no longer holds true. Today's youth are different. When something doesn't go their way, a number of them want to kill and then in a lot of cases they turn the weapon on themselves also.

  • Fireflies Rock Nov 18, 2013

    It would be good to know if the weapons were on their persons or locked in a car trunk. If they were locked in the trunk, it might have been an oversight on their part, however, if they had them on them, that would be worse. Seems like it would be hard to hide a bb gun though - in a backpack? don't think so.

  • JAFOinWF Nov 18, 2013

    When I was in HS, most everyone had pickup trucks with shotguns and rifles for hunting and noone got injured. It is different if they took these weapons into the building but noone should be in trouble over a BB gun in of itself.

  • patrick85ed Nov 18, 2013

    Another tilty head photo.

  • Classified Nov 18, 2013

    “A lot of times there is no one there for kids & that is why they tke the wrong path.”

    That’s where the judge should intervene and guide them towards the Big Brother Organization or the Boys Club. It might even be a good idea for some churches to establish an outreach program or youth group.

  • kbird Nov 18, 2013

    @civilmind, i do agree with you 100% but the problem is, who is going to do this, probably no one & that is very unfortunate. A lot of times there is no one there for kids & that is why they tke the wrong path.

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