Student Pepper Sprayed After Fight At J.H. Rose

There's been another fight at J.H. Rose High School that ended with a student being pepper sprayed.

The latest one happened this afternoon, around the same time that one happened last Friday.

In today's fight three students have been arrested by Greenville police. One of those students was pepper sprayed after he picked up a trash can for a second time and the school resource officer wasn't sure the student's intentions. The school says that student had already hit another student with that trash can.

Unlike last week's fight, this time when officers blew their whistles the students watching the fight moved away. The school system says no other students were affected by the pepper spray.

It's the third time in two weeks where school resource officers have pepper sprayed students at a Pitt County school.


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  • by daniel Location: back in greenville on Dec 30, 2008 at 04:27 PM
    i think that the resource officer did a good job at handling the situation he cant do anything about the problem permenatley though all the anti police stuff is kind of annoying yeah they make people a little on edge me to but its a job just like any thing else no reason to give them crap because they do what they need to nobody gives the ungrateful students any crap for doing what they need to do in school give them a break who ever the officer is good job students give all the whining a rest
  • by C on Dec 3, 2008 at 03:53 PM
    Hey, pepper spray sure beats an ASP baton upside the head. There's a lot of folks out there that will protest anything and everything police officers do no matter what..but they do their criticizing from the safety of their armchairs! ALL of the police-haters out there seem to think they know how officers should do their jobs...but NONE of them have the guts to become officers themselves ! Keep up the fine work, GPD, and don't let the whiners get you down.
  • by Locura Location: nc on Nov 21, 2008 at 07:28 PM
    lmao - thats how it goes down at rose thats just how it be sometimes :) get emmm.
  • by Blake S Location: Greenville on Nov 20, 2008 at 06:21 AM
    I'll agree wtih most statments here. The only thing I have to say, well repeat somewhat, is we definaitely wouldn't need the pepper spray if we could do some more butt whooping around here. It's crazy that it's legal to use pepper spray on a CHILD but you can't give them a shot to the rear?! How ridiulous is that?! I'm 22 and went to a private school where we COULD receive paddlings when younger. Did that make me think twice about my actions? You're darn skippy it did!
  • by Police Officer Location: Greenville on Nov 20, 2008 at 12:13 AM
    It is nice to see all of the comments are pro-police so far. The problem I see all of the time is like what Alpha Female said...too many parents refuse to believe their child is capable of doing anything wrong and they take up for them. What kind of message does this send to a teenager when a parent takes their side over a police officer or teacher when the student obviously did something wrong? It is a major problem that we unfortunately see all of the time. Thanks to everyone who posted for looking at this situation objectively and not using it as a chance to bash the police.
  • by melissa Location: greenville on Nov 19, 2008 at 04:58 PM
    AMEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tell it like it is Les & Shonda
  • by shonda Location: greenville on Nov 19, 2008 at 03:53 PM
    If we could start back paddling and praying, we wouldn't need all this pepper spraying!
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Nov 19, 2008 at 03:53 PM
    There is nothing worst than having a disrespectable student that has cursed a teacher, then you call the parent and the parent upholds their child. No accountability for one's actions, and no consequences either. It only takes one misbehaving child to turn a class upside down, and that child is usually the one that will be the drop out, the drug dealer, and the prisoner.
  • by concerned parent Location: greenville on Nov 19, 2008 at 02:34 PM
    the same happened at South Central this year when students began to fight after a pep rally during homecoming week
  • by Les Location: Greenville on Nov 19, 2008 at 01:24 PM
    If society hadn't stopped parents, principals and teachers paddling butts two decades ago kids would have more respect. Todays kids are being raised by young punks who weren't held responsible for their actions therefore pass on the same LACK of values and respect. So the only alternative is the legal system but the same people are saying that's going too far, they are JUST KIDS! ! ! Don't spray them, don't lock them up, etc. I guess they should be allowed to run wild stealing, fighting, etc. Until it's your car stolen or your grandson/son knifed at school. My 25 year old son (at 16) threatened to call Social Service because I punished him, I handed him the phone and explained the life of a foster kid. The result is all my kids are respectfull, I get lots of compliments. My Grandson says please, thankyou and sir as well.
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