WAKEFIELD — Two Wakefield High School students are in trouble after they were found on campus with BB guns in separate incidents on the same day.
Da’quail Trevonne Alexander, 16, 2801 Crystal Oaks Lane, Raleigh, and Justin Lawshan Bland, 18, 2510 Garden Hill Drive, Raleigh, are charged with misdemeanor bringing a weapon onto educational property.
Additionally, Bland faces a charge of carrying a concealed weapon, and Alexander with possession of stolen goods.
The teens were arrested at the school an hour apart Friday afternoon by Raleigh Police Officers T.J. Goodman and S.J. Hellman.
In Bland’s case, the school resource officer was called to the office to meet with school personnel. They had determined that Bland had a BB handgun and a knife among his personal property, according to Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue.
“I was told it involved a BB gun that wasn’t fired or used in a threatening manner,” Jim Sughrue said.
That same day, Goodman went to the school to serve a warrant charging Alexander with possession of stolen property.
“In the process of taking him into custody, a BB gun was found in his bookbag,” Sughrue said.
The two cases do not appear to be related, he added.
According to court records, Alexander is also facing a misdemeanor charge of affray (fighting). It was not immediately clear if that charge was related to the others.
Several other WHS students were recently charged for bringing knives onto campus and in December an 18-year-old drove onto the Wakefield campus with a shotgun in his car. None of the weapons were used in a threatening manner.