NEW INFO: Student Charged After School Placed On Lockdown

Authorities say they have charged a high school student after the school was placed on lockdown for an hour Friday morning.

16-year-old Cedrick Eaddy was charged with bringing a weapon on campus and simple assault for a separate incident.

J.H. Rose High School was placed on lockdown after another student said they saw a student with a gun.

Eaddy was found off campus a short while later, but police say no gun was found.

Police say Eaddy told them he brought a stick on campus after he was involved in an assault the day before at school.

Pitt County Schools spokeswoman Heather Mayo says the school came off lockdown at 10:26 a.m.

A second person, 18-year-old Stanley Tyson was charged with trespassing on school property.

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Multiple Greenville police units have responded to J.H. Rose High School as the school is under lockdown this morning after a gunman was seen on campus.

Entrances to the high school were blocked by police vehicles.

School spokeswoman Heather Mayo says the school was placed on lockdown after a student reported seeing a gunman on campus. Mayo says the school was placed in lockdown at 9:32 a.m.

A short time later Mayo says police caught the person off campus, but no gun was found.

She says at that point the school went on modified lockdown as police search for the weapon.

The modified lockdown means teachers have resumed instructions, but the doors to the school are still locked. Students are not allowed in hallways, and no one can either leave or enter the school.

WITN has a crew at the high school and will have more updates as they are available.

Stay with WITN News and for more on this developing story.

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  • by to Second of all on Dec 17, 2009 at 07:57 PM
    No I didn't hear. How about I let you get the job at Walmart and I sit back on you tax money. OK
  • by Second of All on Dec 17, 2009 at 02:44 PM
    There will be plenty of jobs when the new Walmart opens or didn't you hear.
  • by to Second of All on Dec 17, 2009 at 02:10 PM
    Instead of wondering what is wrong with the young people today? Maybe you should worry if you will have a job tomorrow.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Dec 16, 2009 at 02:54 PM
    Why not worry about things that are more important than the dress code? Why not worry about the fact that a good portion of students are not getting an education? Why not worry about the fact that instead of making kids follow the rules we instead bend them till they break so that they or their parents don't complain? Why not worry about minimum grades for first six weeks as a means of control for students so they don't act up the rest of the school year? Why not worry about the fact that alot of money is spent on the kids that do the least instead of the kids that do what they are supposed to? Why not worry about the fact that like it or not this is the next generation that will enter the work force? Why not worry about the fact that kids join gangs many times for a sense of family. Why not worry about the fact that the majority of the people that can help fix this will never read this or worry bout any of it?
  • by Second of all Location: North Carolina on Dec 16, 2009 at 09:51 AM
    And we wonder what is wrong with young people today.
  • by First of all on Dec 15, 2009 at 04:37 PM
    Whoever posted on 10:11 p.m. I am a grown a** woman. I wouldn't even want to go to school with such foolish rules. When I was in school in the 80's and 90's we wore what we want. And guess what I probably have a better job than you.
  • by to to reality Location: nc on Dec 13, 2009 at 07:11 PM
    Have fun wearing that uniform Mon.
  • by to reality on Dec 13, 2009 at 04:30 PM
    Blah Blah Blah just quit talking Moses. No one cares.
  • by Reality Location: North Carolina on Dec 12, 2009 at 05:51 PM
    By the way if your kid is wearing the uniform everday it is because you bought it for them. If you feel so strongly about the uniform stop wearing it. Wear what you want to just don't complain about the consequences.
  • by Reality Location: North Carolina on Dec 12, 2009 at 05:47 PM
    Here is a crazy idea. Start trying to figure why only 65% of the kids at Rose are proficient and stop getting upset that they have to tuck there shirt in. Get your priorities straigt and maybe your kids will. By the way many college students don't dress professional at all. Been a while since you've been to college. Go to a PTA meeting and get a vote from the parents that attend to see if they are for or against the dress code. Then go to a Board of Education meeting and voice your concerns. I gurantee they won't read them here.

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