Ligon Middle School Shooting – On Monday, law enforcement officers were stationed outside of the Ligon Magnet Middle School. While they were there, they reported hearing shots fired in the surrounding area. According to the first piece of information that was provided to WRAL News by the Raleigh police department, officers responded to a call reporting that shots had been fired at the school.
A spokesman for the Wake County Public School System provided clarity on the situation after some time had passed, stating that shots had not been fired at the school but rather nearby. The local police force conducted extensive patrols in a residential neighborhood located on Cumberland Street, which is only two minutes away from the primary campus of the educational institution.
The first calls to 911 arrived at the dispatch center at approximately seven o’clock in the morning. WRAL News was able to obtain audio from scanners, in which it was heard that someone was firing shots at people and that the “suspect is down.” Despite this, the police were unable to provide any confirmed details about the shooting or where it took place.
WRAL crews arrived on campus at 8:15 in the morning and reported that the scene appeared to be relatively small, with four patrol cars parked outside and two officers standing outside. They also stated that the officers were standing outside. The maximum number of students that could be enrolled in the school was not yet reached.
It was reported by a number of parents and students that the school was under a code yellow lockdown, and that they were not allowed to exit their vehicles. In addition, they were told that they could not leave the building.
The campus is located to the southeast of the central business district of Raleigh, in close proximity to Chavis Park.