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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  • by Jim Location: Greenville on Feb 19, 2009 at 06:04 PM
    I would hope if school officials get a bomb threat they wouldn't lock students in the same building where there is supposed to be a bomb. Duh!
  • by Concerned Teacher Location: Jacksonville on Feb 19, 2009 at 05:24 PM
    FYI parents of students in a public school: As a teacher trained in public school lockdown procedures, I urge you to talk to your students and encourage them NOT to text you during a lock down. Here's why. During a lockdown students & staff are not told why the school is in lock down. Texting, using a cell phone in any way at all can trigger an explosive to detonate. Ringing cell phones can also alert an intruder to where your students are. Since your children don't know what is going on during the lock down, they are putting themselves and everyone at the school at risk by using their cell phones. This is just one of the reasons why cell phones aren't allowed to be used by students or staff on most public school campuses during the school day.
  • by Parent Location: Greenville Nc on Feb 19, 2009 at 12:56 PM
    I think that pitt county schools seriously needs to do some house cleaning many thanks to Heather who has done a wonderful job but there are some Staff that need to fired and putt someone that knows what they are doing in these school and lead by example show that you mean business and go from there
  • by JJ Location: G-Ville on Feb 19, 2009 at 11:55 AM
    Lynne from Ayden... Now that is, without a doubt, the best posting yet. Everyone wants to blame the liberals, the Dems., the Republicans,Pres. Obama, and even the family pet. We must hold our kids,and sometimes parent(s) responsible for the decisions they make. I am all for the pledge of allegiance and even prayer in schools, but if the kid(s) simply want to be trouble makers, praying in school, or anywhere else will not change them. As a parent of two, my wife and I teach our kids to use common sense, however they will, and have made mistakes in their lives. How they learn from their mistakes is what makes them better people. JHR faculty member.. You have our support 110%. You can only do the best you can.
  • by Fiddlesworth Location: Greenville on Feb 19, 2009 at 10:37 AM
    I hate driving by Rose High School.
  • by Dave on Feb 19, 2009 at 10:13 AM
    I'm sure when Rose High School was built, it was in a great part of Greenville. However, the times have changed drastically over the years and that side of town is NOW the hood.
  • by Lynne Location: Ayden on Feb 19, 2009 at 08:59 AM
    I am so tired of people bemoaning the "loss" of God in the schools. If you are a truely religious person then God is with you no matter where you are. If more supposedly religious parents taught their little darlings that God isn't just in church on Sunday or Wednesday night and that morals are something you live by EVERY DAY of the week, then it wouldn't matter whether or not bible study is included in the ciriculum.
  • by JHR faculty member Location: Greenville, NC on Feb 19, 2009 at 08:24 AM
    We're all doing the best we can with what we have. I love how diverse Rose is, but at the same time, we take the good with the bad. I'd send my child to Rose over any private school and certainly any home school.
  • by Ordnanceman Location: Greenville on Feb 19, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    A chase? A gun? In that fine part of town? Get outta here! That would never happen. To many law abiding citizens over there. Give me a break! A school in the hood is going to have problems like that!
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Feb 19, 2009 at 05:53 AM
    It seems every time there is violance by a teenager Rose High is in the story. If the officials at Rose High can,t control, put someone else in charge.

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