Raleigh mom angry after son questioned by police about theft at high school

Raleigh mom angry after son questioned by police about theft at high school
March 31, 2014 1:46:22 PM PDT
A Wake County mother is asking questions after she said her son was wrongly accused of stealing at a Raleigh high school.

Chantel Jones said her son was scared and remains hesitant about law enforcement after a case of mistaken identity that played out on campus.

Jones said it happened March 11 at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. Fifteen-year-old Cameron Jones was pulled out of class by a Raleigh Police Department school resource officer and questioned about a cell phone stolen days earlier.

The teen told his mom that the officer accused him of stealing the phone and threatened to arrest him if he was positively identified. Cameron was cleared of any wrongdoing, but now his mom is the one asking questions.

She wants to know why she wasn't notified that her 15-year old son was being questioned by police.

"When you're talking about the law and charging my son with a crime - without me even knowing you're talking to him - that's the issue I had," said Jones.

Jones said she's received apologies from the principal and assistant principals, but the school system is referring her concerns to Raleigh police.

Wake Schools told us it could not discuss the specifics of the case.

The Raleigh Police Department told us Jones is encouraged to file a complaint with the department.

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