BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Williams High student was arrested following a lockdown that was prompted by a tip about a possible weapon on campus.
Burlington Police arrested Dimaggio Rodriquez Robinson, 18, of Burlington who’s a student at the school. Police said they discovered he had a gun on campus. Robinson is charged with Possession of a Firearm on School Grounds and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. He was placed in the Alamance County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond.
Williams High was placed on lockdown Thursday around 2:45 p.m. Police said it was due to the ongoing police investigation that stemmed from an off-campus altercation that occurred Wednesday involving students from the school.
The lockdown was lifted at 5:10 p.m. as parents were notified before and after the incident.
Parents said they started waiting outside at around 3:00 p.m. for their children to be released.
"I walked up, and there are so many parents like me frustrated because we don’t know what’s going on," said Mary-Jo Viars.
Mary-Jo says her daughter was texting her the whole time she was in school. Mary-Jo was waiting outside with her sister, who also has a daughter in school.
She says both their kids didn't have much information either.
"That’s terrifying to get off work and hear that your daughter’s school is on lockdown because of a fight that had happened a day before," said Mary-Jo.
"I’m scared," said Joanie Viars, "I don’t want her walking anywhere, anything happening to her."
The parents finally met their children outside the school around 6 p.m. Thursday.
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