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Two students charged in sexual assault at Raleigh high school

Posted April 2
Updated April 3

— Raleigh police have arrested and charged two students in connection to a sexual assault that allegedly occurred at Athens Drive High School Friday afternoon.

Taquan Shmar Jeffries, 16, is charged with second-degree forcible rape, and Ajeema Caribe Bullock, Jr., 18, is charged with aiding and abetting the assault.

Athens Drive High School principal Stephen Mares left a voicemail message for parents Sunday afternoon stating, "I'm sickened by this, and I want to assure you that all of us at Athens care deeply about the safety and well-being of all of our students."

Jeffries is being held in custody on a $1.5 million bond, and Bullock is being held on a $750,000 bond. Both will first appear in court Monday.


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  • NC Tom Apr 3, 7:56 a.m.
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    Let's see how the courts water it down

  • Fred Neopolitano Apr 2, 8:51 p.m.
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    What happened with innocent until proven guilty?

  • Sheila Rohrbach Apr 2, 5:36 p.m.
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    not nice people