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Assistant principal mugged at Enloe High School

Posted January 16, 2009 12:48 p.m. EST
Updated January 16, 2009 11:06 p.m. EST

— An Enloe High School assistant principal was mugged early Friday morning when she arrived at campus, Raleigh police said.

Carrie Jacobs was getting out of her vehicle about 6:45 a.m. when she says a man in his mid-20s approached her, struck her and fled with her purse. There were no injuries beyond minor bumps and bruises, Principal Beth Cochran said in a message that went out to parents Friday afternoon.

Jacobs alerted a school resource officer, who contacted police, authorities said

Police said they have no suspects. They described the assailant as wearing dark clothing and wearing a white cap.

The school has increased security measures since a 16-year-old student was robbed near the campus while walking to school last month.

In that incident, police said, two men stole an iPod from the teen. Moments after that, two men with a knife pushed a 14-year-old to the ground. Police believe the two incidents might be linked.

"Lately it hasn't been one of the safest schools," parent Pamela Draughn said Friday.

Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Friday that police will now increase their patrols of the area before and after school.

Investigators want anyone with any information about the cases to call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-3555.

Parents' reactions to the latest incident were mixed.

"Is it safe right now? I do not know if any place is safe right now," parent Jamal Brown said.