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Parent Charged With Breaking Into School

Posted March 31, 2008 11:37 a.m. EDT
Updated March 31, 2008 11:57 a.m. EDT

— A Johnston County woman has been charged with breaking into a local elementary school and could face charges in the removal of computer equipment from the school, authorities said.

A deputy responding to a burglar alarm at River Dell Elementary School late Thursday found a woman loading laptops and other equipment into her vehicle, authorities said. The woman told the deputy she was a teacher at the school and was allowed to leave, but when the deputy later checked with the principal, it was determined the woman was actually the parent of a River Dell student, authorities said.

The deputy tracked the woman to her home and confronted her about the incident. She said the computer equipment belonged to a family member and had been dropped at the school earlier and that she had been inside the school praying for her child, authorities said.

Angela Alford, 37, has been charged with breaking and entering and resisting a public officer, authorities said. Other charges are pending against her, they said.