As some of you have talked about, one Enloe High student was robbed at gunpoint and another was assaulted while walking to school on Thursday.
Enloe Principal Beth Cochran is telling parents that security is being beefed up on campus as a result. She also said that Raleigh police have been asked to step up patrols around campus.
Here is the text of the telephone message Cochran left with parents today:
This is Beth Cochran, principal of Enloe High School.
I wanted to provide you with information about incidents that happened near our school.
Two men approached students who were in the neighborhood behind our campus walking to school Thursday morning. Both students were threatened with weapons. One was robbed. Raleigh police are investigating both incidents.
As soon as the students reported what occurred, we alerted Raleigh Police and WCPSS Security staff. We co-operated with them as they investigated the incidents.
We have talked with our School Resource Officer and WCPSS Director of Security Russ Smith seeking their advice on steps that can be taken to keep our students safe.
Our discussions have resulted in several steps that will be taken to heighten security. We have asked Raleigh Police to increase patrols near campus as students are arriving at campus in the mornings and leaving campus in the afternoons. We have extended the hours of our security staff and they will be closely patrolling the perimeter of campus as well as our parking lots. I have also been talking with our neighbors to enlist their assistance in closely watching the community around our schools.
We will continue to work with the police and school system security as they investigate these incidents and offer advice for campus security.
Thanks for your continued support of our school.
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