High School Briefly Placed On Lockdown

An Eastern Carolina high school was on a brief lockdown this morning after deputies received a report of a fight between two students. That fight reportedly involved a student armed with a gun and the other with a broken bottle.

It happened around 7:45 a.m. at Southern Nash High School. Deputies were quick to arrive and found no fight and no gun. What they did find was a 17-year-old student had broken glass out of a trophy case and was holding it to his throat. The student was taken into custody and taken to Nash General Hospital for evaluation.

Deputies say at no time were any other students in any harm.


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  • by Ricky Location: NC on Mar 16, 2012 at 07:45 AM
    I confirm Kay I know for a fact what happend in the incident from the front line of the incident. It's sad that comments like those from Darn Kids obviously lack capacity. Most importantly public and private schools are different basically because one thrives through tution and the other is state funded. This incident at SN itself has nothing to do with good vs bad and is not further related to the diverse population based on skin color. Get your facts straight! The student was hispanic firt of all and maybe when you went to private school way back when blacks weren't allowed or couldn't afford the tuition. Times have changed!! For you to fix your mouth to say that really shows your character.
  • by Kay Location: NC on Mar 16, 2012 at 07:21 AM
    Many of the people posting these comments are just speaking out of pure ignorance and sterotypes regarding this situation. Please look at every situation differently instead of classifying every incidence into the same category....my nephew and many other teens that attend this school stated that this entire incidence was involving a young man who was turned down by a girl for being his prom date and wanting to harm himself. This had nothing to do with race, nothing to do with bullying, nothing to do with hoodlums or gangs, etc. This was simply a teen who needs some psychiatric attention....PERIOD!! Please stop using every scenario as a means to justify being racist (for those of you who clearly do this on every story)
  • by mikayla Location: southern nash high on Mar 16, 2012 at 07:06 AM
    umm excuse me i was right beside the incident and the person was not black !i hate it when people say it was a black person, not all of us are the one that do stuff like that . thanks !
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 at 06:47 PM
    Poor young man or woman. I hope they get the help they need. Too bad none of you saw that part of the story. It was no fight or gun. Just a sad little child.
  • by Fellow Educator Location: North Carolina on Mar 15, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    The unfortunate thing about this situation is that some students posted untruths on Facebook that there was a gun. I am sure the sheriff's department searched the student to ensure there was no weapon. By the way, the principal is a world-class educator that is the envy of her peers! Keep up the excellent work!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 at 03:20 PM
    Bunch of hoodlums. Kids need to realize the importance of education, and it starts at home. If they refuse to listen, send them to military school.
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      by Darn Kids! on Mar 15, 2012 at 04:24 PM in reply to
      All schools above 5th grade should be on permanent "lockdown". Doors shut, student stay put. The only students allowed to walk the halls would be monitored (escorted). It would be similar to prison and an excellent discipline lesson in life. It will not only prepare them for the structured life of working a 9-5 job, but being prison-like, it would help deter many otherwise daring young men & women from becoming a criminal and ruining their lives by having a record. It would also give young adults a "readiness" that would make them primed for the armed forces (even though job cuts are coming, it's still a job). I can't think of a good reason NOT to run schools more like prison. Isn't your children's safety worth it? To know where they are and that they are protected? Driving age should be raised to 18 y/o, too. (keep 'em off the road!)
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        by Alex on Mar 15, 2012 at 04:39 PM in reply to Darn Kids!
        I hope for everyone's sake that you are being sarcastic. It you treat children like prisoners, they will act like prisoners. Some restrictions are ok but when they get out of control, like in your example, it can create an atmosphere of resentment.
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          by Darn Kids! on Mar 15, 2012 at 05:43 PM in reply to Alex
          I don't know anybody that didn't hate going to school. Making it easier isn't helping, in fact I think it's part of the problem. We're too soft on kids now. They are becoming spoiled. Our world isn't always so easy. They need to "learn their lessons well"....or they'll end up in prison....or dead.
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        by gypsy's gmama on Mar 15, 2012 at 06:12 PM in reply to Darn Kids!
        Really? Well not all kids are bad. I have 2 and do not agree with you. I guess it all in how you raise them. Mine has all A's on the recent report card, does not roam the streets at night, has had no tickets and respect themselves and their families. Why on earth would anyone want to treat children like prisoners? Send the troubled and trouble makers to different schools, that is how you protect my child. Good parents do not appreciate you generalizing all kids as prison bound.
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          by Educator on Mar 16, 2012 at 07:38 AM in reply to gypsy's gmama
          I agree gypsy's gmama not all kids are bad. I am an educator and understand that everyone have good days and bad. Treating kids like prisoners is not the answer to these ongoing issues. The key would be effective management and discipline in regards to situations. The trouble makers should be held accountable for their actions. Administration should continue to practice consistancy. As for Darn Kids comment...You right public and private school have differences. Lets be real you are still dealing with kids with diverse personalities and capacities. Just because you went to a private school back when dosen't mean that the school today does or does not have problems. It funny how you throw out there that the school had no blacks as if it matters, escpecially when the student who created the fiasco was hispanic! Skin color has nothing to with good or bad. Seems like just another igorant comment from an ignorant person.
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      by kitty on Mar 19, 2012 at 09:33 AM in reply to
      would you want to go to military school? I think you should.
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