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Student with loaded gun at Rolesville High School cause lockdown

Nobody was harmed, and every measure was enforced to ensure the safety of students, staff and faculty.



Update: ROLESVILLE-On Wednesday February 1, 2023, at approximately 10:47 A.M. a staff member of Rolesville High School observed a student outside of class, the staff member stopped the student and during that process observed that the student was in possession of a firearm. The firearm was loaded. Nobody was harmed.

Immediately the firearm was confiscated, and a Code Red Alert was sent out and enforced to ensure the safety of students, staff, and faculty. Rolesville Police Department and Wake County Public School System Security was on site and started a full investigation of the incident. The student will face disciplinary action. State law requires an automatic 365-day suspension of any student in possession of a firearm on school property.

This afternoon at 12:30 PM. the Code Red lockdown was lifted and moved to Code Yellow along with early release for students at 1:15 P.M. while under Police supervision. Specific information about the student involved cannot be shared. Everyone is safe and afterschool activities have been canceled.

Currently the specifics of this incident are being investigated by the Rolesville Police Department.

This matter remains under investigation until further details can be addressed.

Original Report:

Rolesville High School is on a Code Red lockdown.

The school day will end at 1:15 o’clock in the afternoon. Every activity that was scheduled for after school has been cancelled.

As of 11:14 a.m., according to a message placed on the school’s website, all kids are safe and no one is permitted to enter or exit the facility.

“Our school is under Code Red lockdown due to a security concern,” read the message. “No one is allowed to enter or exit the building under a Code Red. All students are safe. Please do not come to campus. We will send updates to all parents via text and email and post additional information here as soon as possible.”

The precise cause of the concern was not disclosed.

Parents are being asked to stay away from the campus during the lockdown.

Jessica Hope Cubbage who spoke to FOX3 told The children were sent to hide in classrooms at @10:45. My daughter texted me at 10:51 once she was settled in the back of a classroom. I called the sheriffs department and RPD at 10:55 and they had not been notified of anything by the school yet. WCPSS customer service didn’t know about it yet at 10:58 and told me to stay calm and if there is an incident we will receive an email after it’s all over explaining what happened.

She added, Official lockdown wasn’t called for until 29 minutes after the incident allegedly began. I applaud our educators for the work they do with our children everyday, but 29 minutes after they tell the children to hide is too long.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.

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