Search for suspect leads to Enloe High lockdown
Posted January 5, 2010 11:57 a.m. EST
Updated January 5, 2010 3:58 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — Enloe High School was put on a "Code Red" lockdown Tuesday morning after someone suspected to have stolen an SUV ran into the school, police said.
A 2002 Ford Expedition was stolen from outside a convenience store at 2120 New Bern Ave. at about 6 a.m. Tuesday, and Officer B.C. Scioli spotted the stolen vehicle on New Bern Avenue at about 10:30 a.m. and began following it, said Jim Sughrue, spokesman for the Raleigh Police Department.
Before Scioli could stop the SUV, the vehicle pulled onto Enloe High School property, at 128 Clarendon Crescent, and two people jumped out near the school entrance and ran, Sughrue said.
Scioli immediately apprehended an 11-year-old, who had been driving the SUV, Sughrue said. He was charged through juvenile petitions with possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer and operating a vehicle without a license.
The second person who ran from the SUV went into Enloe High, prompting officials to lock down the school for 45 minutes while police searched for him. A "Code Red" lockdown means students are kept in their classrooms, exterior doors are locked and no one is let in or out.
Deandre Jacquaris Woodin, 16, was arrested in the school cafeteria and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer.
Woodin is an Enloe High student, according to Wake County school officials.
Police are still investigating the theft of the SUV, which happened when the owner left the vehicle running outside the convenience store to warm up while he went inside, Sughrue said.