Students Tazed By Deputies During Fight; Gun Brought To Other School

By: Bill Wilson
By: Bill Wilson

Officers had their hands full today at two Beaufort County schools--a fight at one and a gun found at another.

Beaufort County Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Moss says two students were tazed by school resource officers after a fight at Southside High School. Thirteen students were arrested.

Moss says the fight started out between two girls and escalated. School resource officers and faculty broke up the fight outside the cafeteria.

Approximately 400 students were in and around the commons area when the fight happened. Deputies say one teacher reported minor injuries and went to the hospital for treatment.

Earlier, a 15 year old boy was arrested at S.W. Snowden Elementary in Aurora for bringing a loaded handgun to school. The superintendent says the school received a tip that the boy was planning to bring a gun to school and they pulled him off the bus when he arrived this morning.

Officers found a 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the student's waist band.

Moss says there's no indication he planned to harm anyone. That student is in the Greenville juvenile detention center tonight charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds.

The superintendent says this is the first case of a gun found in school this year in Beaufort County.


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  • by porschia Location: North Carolina on Oct 22, 2008 at 05:40 PM
    what has gone wrong with the world today? some people are filled with pure ignorance.
  • by julieanne Location: Shelbyville on Apr 16, 2008 at 05:35 AM
    i think that it is wrong to stay in the war in Iraq. we should get out of there. it is teaching our future leaders that it is ok to use gun. also how do we know that they wo't try to use other knids of weapons that can kill us all. kids are getting smatter and so is the tect. so we need to catch us our selves
  • by BCCP Location: Chocowinity on Jan 25, 2008 at 11:39 AM
    See frequently in life ignorances begets ignorance, however in this scenario the problem is the parents that are quick to assume. At no point in time was it stated the the children involved were innocent victims attacked by others, it was stated that as students they were denied the safety set forth at school by school officials failing to adhere to the many attempts to difuse this ongoing epidemic before it escalated into the catastrophe it has become. You're right God help our children and school system, but what help are YOU offering trying to belittle the minds of adults. Question for those reading? If a parent can go sit down with the same administrators in a conference and voice their opion and nothing gets handled appropriately, what difference would it make at a PTO meeting. Is not a PTO meeting a conference between Parents & Teachers!! With an emphasis on parents, it is up to us to pick up where the state leaves off. Education is not recieved, it is achieved.
  • by anonymous Location: Chocowinity on Jan 24, 2008 at 05:58 PM
    These young thugs were NOT innocent victims who were "ATTACKED" by others. They have been active participants in this ongoing BS and should be permanently expelled from school. Hopefully the superintendant will have the backbone to support the principal's recommendations to long term suspend these "little darlings". However, my guess is our disguished Dr. Moss will buckle under the pressure of the largest organized group of ignorant parents to give these young thugs a break. God help our children and our school system. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE COME TO THE NEXT PTO MEETING AT SOUTHSIDE AND INVITE YOUR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS TO JOIN US. WE WILL MEET THE SECOND TUESDAY IN FEBRUARY. BE THERE. (abstinence??? of adressing the problem???)ignorance abounds!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by A BCCP PARENT Location: CHOCOWINITY on Jan 24, 2008 at 02:31 PM
    ATTENTION ALL PARENTS: There will be a meeting for all concered parents of the Beaufort County School District at the Metro building located in Washington N.C on Martin Luther King blvd. because i feel that the school system has let us down as parents as well as the kids. The rivalry between Auroa and Chocowinity has went on long enough and the School officials are well aware of this i feel that some type of intervention should have taken place. Due to the abstinence of addressing the promblem students have been thrown out of school for the rest of the year where in some cases children were ATTACKED by mutiple kids and were just defending themselves. Please come out and voice your oppinion at the meeting on Sat. January 26, 2008 thanking you in advance a BCCP PARENT. if their are any questions please contact me by my email address vondacat_62@yahoo.com
  • by A BCCP PARENT Location: Chocowinity on Jan 24, 2008 at 02:19 PM
    ATTENTION: All parents in the Beaufort County School District. The second meeting for Concerned Parents. Will be held in Washington N.C @ The Metro Arms building on Martin Luther Blvd. on Saturday @ 3:00 pm Come out and support our children.
  • by Concerned Parent Location: Blounts Creek on Jan 24, 2008 at 02:10 PM
    I attended Chocowinity Elementary School and graduated from Aurora High. My son has attended both Chocowinity and Aurora schools. My son has never had a problem getting along with any of the kids, black, white or whatever. Since becoming a student at SHS he has come home complaining about Chocowinity students thinking they're better than students from Aurora. I tell him, once it's all said and done, nobody gives a flip where you're from. As far as the fighting goes,there has always been fights at some time or another. It's not just this generation. You break them up, you suspend them from school and you go on with it. You don't have to punish the entire school because of 13 kids. School is nothing like it use to be. School used to be educational and fun. Now it's more like a prison and all the prisoners are on lock down. It's not fair to the good students. As far as parenting begins at home, I totally agree, and that is where it should stay!
  • by bob Location: greenville on Jan 23, 2008 at 03:27 PM
    i think uniforms are not the way for voilence to stop we need something better
  • by Agree Location: NC on Jan 23, 2008 at 08:39 AM
    I completely agree about them not being little darlings. If they're treated like littl darlings then they're gonna think it's ok to bring guns to school, and be violent. They need to be punished for what they done so that hopefully they will learn a lesson. THE BIG PROBLEM IS.......PARENTS ARE NOT USING ENOUGH DISCIPLINE AND ARE LETTING THEIR KIDS DO WHATEVER THEY WANT. Oh, honey it's ok to have sex just as long as you wear protection, you can walk the streets at night even though you've only 11 years old, etc.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2008 at 12:01 PM
    Parent: WELL SAID!!!!I agree 100%
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