1 person charged after incident in carpool line leads to lockdown at York Elementary School

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Friday, January 5, 2024
1 person charged after gun incident in school carpool line
A man is facing charges after an altercation in the carpool lane led to a lockdown at York Elementary School.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man is facing charges after an altercation in the carpool lane on Wednesday led to a Code Yellow Lockdown at York Elementary School.

Ja Quan Stinchcomb faces several charges.

According to a release from York Elementary School, he was charged with carrying a weapon on campus, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a stolen firearm.

The school said classes were able to resume at about 4:30 p.m.

No one was hurt but several people said they were shaken by the incident.

"It definitely seems a lot more prevalent than it ever did when I was a kid, so yeah it's something that you don't think about all the time, but obviously, it's in the back of your mind and when something like that happens here it's much closer to home," said Hunter Hobson, a parent who was picking up his son at the school on Thursday.

In a statement, the school thanked "parents, students, and staff for their patience and calm during this incident.

"As always, the safety of everyone on our campus is our top priority," the statement added. "We appreciate the quick action of our staff and the quick response and assistance from law enforcement."

The woman who was the object of Stinccomb's ire was a parent at the school. The woman, who did not want to be named, told ABC11 that she was shaken up but OK and said she did not know Stinchcomb and did not understand what prompted him to pull a gun.

Stinchcomb bonded out Thursday.

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