Principal Charged For Not Reporting Gun In School

The principal of an eastern Carolina high school is charged after authorities say he failed to report finding a BB gun in school, to law enforcement officials.

Mattamuskeet High School principal Randolph Latimore is charged with a misdemeanor.

Authorities say he didn't report that an 18-year-old student brought that weapon to school in late September. The student is also charged.

State law requires schools to report when they find weapons on campus.


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  • by Chris Location: VA on Dec 3, 2007 at 11:04 AM
    He has history of this behavior. Good luck with your problem. I am sure the people of North Carolina will soon learn whatthe people of Virginia learned. What goes around comes around. You reap what you sew.
  • by Sharon Location: Lancaster VA on Nov 23, 2007 at 01:22 PM
    It truly is a shame to have attempted to instigate a situation as opposed to the "concerned citizen" acting in a responsible manner by approaching the school administration to openly insure that this type of incident can be prevented in the future. Which, I am sure, has already been done. The misguided, infantile and evil-spirited attempts by the "concerned citizen" is why our children today grow with the same personality traits exhibited by this attempt to "assinate" the character of an esteemed educator whose entire career has been to focused to guide, develop and foster positive types of environments to create our future leaders. It leaves no question in our minds why our children are in the state they are in today. The hope is that our children take this scenario as a lesson to NOT foster hate, ignorance and unintelligent decisions so we can have a better tomorrow. Let's hope the entire school administration is not denegrated to being charged in our courts so they may be able to fo
  • by Les on Nov 20, 2007 at 11:17 AM
    He's your problem now.
  • by Sandra Location: Lancaster, Va on Nov 6, 2007 at 07:12 AM
    Latimore has a habbit of not reporting incidents to the proper authority. He was not a good superintendent here and he will do to your school the same things he did to ours. He left leaving unhappy employees and students who are barely passing the sol's.
  • by Tom Location: Lancaster, VA. on Nov 5, 2007 at 07:43 PM
    This happen at our high school last year here in VA., but it was a real gun, not a BB gun. Can check with rrecord.com
  • by Rick Location: Washington NC on Oct 23, 2007 at 08:20 PM
    Suspected violations of law and law enforcement must be placed immediately in the hands of law enforcement professionals to best protect students from danger, and to protect school administrations from liability.
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