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Rose High School Lockdown Over, No Gun Found

A lockdown at J.H. Rose High School is over.

A school spokeswoman says the high school was placed on lockdown for about 15 minutes Wednesday morning after a police chase spilled onto school property.

Greenville police say a patrol officer spotted three young men acting suspicious near the Pitt Stop One, that's a convenience store located behind the high school.

When the officer approached them, a police spokesman says it appeared one of the three was trying to conceal something in his waist band and they took off running. Police don't know if there was a gun, or exactly what they there trying to conceal.

Police officers chased three suspects on foot, and they eventually jumped the fence onto school property.

Pitt County Schools spokeswoman Heather Mayo says a school resource officer heard the chase on his radio and ordered the school locked down as a precaution. That officer apprehended the three on school property. Two of the suspects are Rose students, ages 15 and 17 years old.

Greenville police say right now two people have been charged with resisting an officer, while the 15-year-old was released back to the school.


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