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Shooting threat under investigation at Leesville Road High School  WTVD-TV

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Extra security met students at Leesville Road High School on Tuesday morning after someone wrote a threatening message on a ...

Leesville Road High School gets a new principal  News & Observer

Ian Solomon will start as principal of Leesville Road High School in North Raleigh on Feb. 18, 2019. He comes to the position after having been principal of the ...

Clemson football lands commitment from offensive lineman Mitchell Mayes  Greenville News

The Clemson football program received a verbal commitment on Monday from highly regarded offensive lineman Mitchell Mayes of Raleigh, N.C.. Mayes, who ...

Extra security at Raleigh's Leesville Road High due to social media shooting threat  Raleigh News & Observer

Our ABC11 News partner reports extra Raleigh police officers and Wake County school security will be at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh on Tuesday, ...

'I'm still in shock,' says driver who struck Leesville High teen lying in the road

The driver who struck a Leesville Road High School student who was participating in a high school tradition is speaking out about the incident.

17-year-old Leesville student injured after being hit by car

A 17-year-old Leesville Road High School student was hit by a car Monday night while she was in the street taking part in a tradition, authorities said.

Leesville Road stuns SE Raleigh in overtime, ends 36-game conference win streak  HighSchoolOT

Leesville Road's girls basketball team upset Southeast Raleigh on Friday night, handing the Bulldogs their first conference loss since 2016.

'A lot of tragedy:' School officials provide support after string of deaths at Leesville Road HS

Staff, students and parents at Leesville Road High School have had a tragic year, dealing with the deaths of several current students and former students.

Two popular Raleigh school principals are leaving their schools  The News & Observer

Anthony Muttillo will go from being principal of Leesville Road High in Raleigh to Wake County's assistant superintendent for human resources. Cheryl Fenner is ...

Six deaths over three years. Drugs are taking a toll on this Raleigh high school.  News & Observer

Leesville Road High School in Raleigh has seen a string of drug-related deaths of students and recent graduates. Experts say the problem goes beyond opioids.

Mom on Leesville Road High drug use: `It'll take a miracle to turn this school around'  WTVD-TV

A Wake County mom is on a crusade to save her child and others. Tina Stevens said drug use has become a big problem at Leesville Road High School.

Wake Forest rolls past Leesville Road and into high school football playoff semifinals  The News & Observer

Wake Forest played Leesville Road in the high shool football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

Football: Broughton vs. Leesville Road (Nov. 23, 2018)  HighSchoolOT

Glenn Brand (65) of Leesville Road. Broughton visited Leesville Road High School on Nov. 23, 2018 in Raleigh, N.C. Leesville Road brought down Broughton ...

Power Five commitment recap: March 9-15  247Sports

The 2020 recruiting cycle is in full swing as high school football prospects from around the country are announcing where they will play in college. During the ...

Frey, Gill shine as Cardinal Gibbons takes down Leesville Road, 33-22  HighSchoolOT

Cardinal Gibbons defeated Leesville Road 33-22 in a battle of Raleigh's two best teams.

Apex High gets extra police due to hoax threat. Those responsible will be ‘prosecuted.’  Raleigh News & Observer

Extra police were assigned to Apex High School on Wedesday, Feb. 13, 2019, after an apparent hoax threat of a school shooting was posted on a bathroom wall ...

Shooting threat at Raleigh HS highlights need to crack down on hoax threats

A social media threat targeted Leesville Road High School. Authorities say it was a shooting threat and it quickly spread around the school.

Teen drug use and death: CBS 17 Investigates a growing epidemic

CBS 17 investigative reporter Felicia Bolton found out Wake County Public Schools has the highest number of students reported for possession of a controlled ...

Leesville Road High School parents say fights happen frequently  WTVD-TV

A parent of a Leesville Road High School student in Raleigh shared videos with ABC11, saying fights happen a lot.

School bus destroyed by fire at Raleigh's Leesville Road High School  WTVD-TV

A school bus parked at Leesville Road High School in northwest Raleigh has been destroyed by fire.

Xanax overdose death, Leesville Road Graduate | Raleigh News & Observer  News & Observer

Xanax overdose kills Caleb Mehlman, a Leesville Road High School graduate, on December 19, 2017.

Solar car heads to national stage  Spectrum News

A group of Wake County high schoolers is on the road to success, taking this solar car to a national competition.

Leesville solar club looks to make history at national competition

A group of Wake County high school students are taking their unique creation to the national stage. The Leesville Road High School solar car team spent the ...

More than an addict, never a killer. An opioid victim’s friends and family speak out.  The Island Packet

Gavin Remaley, 30, spent half his life addicted to opioids, finding little success at kicking addiction or avoiding trouble with the law. In 2017, he gave his ...

Five of our best reads this week  The News & Observer

Here are five of the best reads from The News & Observer from the week of April 1, 2018.

'Far from over:' Wake County student reassignment is balancing act for parents

Parents had another opportunity to sound off Wednesday night as Wake County moves through the process of the 2019-2020 school enrollment place.

NC teachers decry 'unacceptable' conditions in public schools  The State

Days before the new school year begins, teachers around North Carolina demanded Friday that state legislators do more to improve conditions in public schools ...

These Wake County valedictorians are the last of their kind. That honor is going away.  News & Observer

The final group of Wake County high school valedictorians are taking their bows this spring, two years after the school district ignited a national uproar by ...

From ACC players to high school coaches and teachers: New film explores life after hoops  The Island Packet

Beyond Tobacco Road” will explore how ACC basketball stars David Noel, Shawan Robinson and Donald Williams made the transition to become North ...

How North Carolina's teachers are making their voices heard  Charlotte Observer

North Carolina's public school teachers are finding new ways to tell their stories and shape public policy. But new challenges lie ahead, and they matter for ...

Leesville Road High School band director carries on tradition  News & Observer

Alyssa Montgomery is tasked with carrying on the winning tradition of Leesville Road High School's band program. It's a tall order, considering Leesville's band ...

School will recognize student during graduation who died in wreck  News & Observer

A student who died after a car accident in March will be recognized during Leesville Road High School's graduation ceremony June 11 in Raleigh. Lauren ...

Warrant: Wake County high school student was drinking alcohol on night of deadly crash  News & Observer

Shortly before a fatal car crash in North Raleigh last month, Lauren Maria Jenkins, a 17-year-old Leesville Road High School student, was seen on video ...

Film about Raleigh teacher and activist gets national attention  News & Observer

A documentary highlighting the year in the life of a Raleigh high school teacher and education activist is getting national attention for the story it's telling about ...

Fewer teachers are leaving NC schools. But does it mean things are getting better?  Raleigh News & Observer

Fewer North Carolina public school teachers are quitting the profession or relocating to work at other schools in the state. Some teachers dispute that it's a sign ...

Leesville Road High School Class of 2016 graduation

Students graduated from Wake County's Leesville Road High School on June 8, 2016. The ceremony was held at the Raleigh Convention Center.

NC 4A State Champ Amanda Ray Verbally Commits to Florida for 2020  SwimSwam

Amanda Ray from Leesville Road High School and New Wave Swim Team in Raleigh, NC has verbally committed to the Florida Gators for 2020-21.

Coming Home: Chad Smothers returns to Leesville Road as football coach  HighSchoolOT

Chad Smothers will return to the sidelines at Leesville Road this fall, leading the Pride's football program again.

How did Raleigh’s RewardStock CEO fare on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’?  The News & Observer

Jon Hayes of Raleigh appeared on ABC's “Shark Tank” Sunday seeking an investment in his Cary-based company RewardStock, which helps users use credit ...

Here are the candidates running for Wake County school board  The News & Observer

The majority of Wake County school board members are unopposed in 2018, but four seats are contested. Candidates are running on issues such as improving ...

Investigators: Fire That Killed North Carolina Teen Was Set  U.S. News & World Report

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Investigators say a fire that killed a North Carolina teen last week was intentionally set.

Teen girl dies after NC apartment fire; police say fire was intentionally set  WWAY NewsChannel 3

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A teen who was fighting for her life following an intentionally set apartment fire on March 22 has died, City of Raleigh officials said ...

N.C. educator takes on critic who said teachers have it easy and should stop complaining  The Washington Post

Angie Scioli is an award-winning veteran high school social studies teacher and education activist at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, N.C. She was the ...

To avoid inappropriate messages with students, Wake County teachers to get new rules  The Herald-Sun

Wake County school employees are getting new rules on how to communicate electronically with students. Except in limited cases, employees are to ...

SE Raleigh claims Cap 7 girls basketball title  HighSchoolOT

For the third time this season, Southeast Raleigh defeated Leesville Road in girls basketball, but this time it was for a trophy.

Student arrested after Leesville Road High teacher sickened

A Leesville Road High School student was arrested Friday after police determined that a soda that sickened a teacher Thursday had been tampered with.

After making school history, Kolstad to leave Sanderson football program  HighSchoolOT

Sanderson High School football coach Ben Kolstad is leaving the program, has confirmed.

Leesville Road HS students walk at graduation

Students graduated from Leesville Road High School on Sunday June 11, 2017.

Wilson resigns as Leesville Road football coach  HighSchoolOT

Brad Wilson has resigned as the head football coach at Leesville Road High School, has confirmed.

No. 1 Garner hammers Leesville Road, avenges earlier losses  HighSchoolOT

Garner avenged an early-season loss and last year's playoff loss to Leesville Road with a decisive 95-61 victory in the third round of the N.C. High School ...

From cows on the field to 803 wins. How Leesville Road’s soccer coach found a secret to success.  The News & Observer

Taped to the back wall of Paul Dinkenor's social studies classroom are newspaper clippings from state championships and photos from the many Leesville Road ...

Raleigh 17-year-old found in creek after crash died from hypothermia

Raleigh, N.C. — According to an autopsy report released Monday, 17-year-old Lauren Jenkins, who went missing after she was involved in a car crash, died due ...

A letter writer says teachers have it easy; a Teacher of The Year responds  The News & Observer

A Wake County teacher and former Leesville High Teacher of The Year explains the challenges of teaching after a letter writer says the work is not demanding.

Wake County school assignment proposal angers Leesville Road parents  News & Observer

More than 100 families who are angry about a plan that would reassign some students from the Leesville Road schools carried signs that read “Protect Our ...

Documentary shows a year in the life of Raleigh teacher/activist  News & Observer

'Teacher of the Year' follows Angie Scioli during the 2013-14 school year as she juggles being a social studies teacher at Leesville Road High School in ...

VIDEO: Raleigh high school students shocked as snake slithers on car window  WWAY NewsChannel 3

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Two Raleigh high school students were shocked when they discovered a snake slithering on their car Monday. A large snake ...

Thousands are expected to attend student-led March for Our Lives in Raleigh  The News & Observer

When her mom said no to going to Washington, D.C., a Wake County high school student decided to organize a local March for Our Lives.

March for our Lives, student walkouts: Effect on 2018 elections  News & Observer

Will students who have marched and protested about mass shootings and gun control turn out in the 2018 elections? For their movement to have a political ...

Some teachers have declared their right to resist NC legislators. How far will they go?  The Island Packet

Red4EdNC is asking teachers to sign a "Declaration in Defense of North Carolina's Public Schoolchildren." The group wants to form a Teachers Congress that ...

Leesville Road's Hunter commits to Furman  HighSchoolOT

At 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds, Hunter, a rising senior, has been a first team all-conference selection each year of his high school career.

Raleigh teen hopes to tackle 'taboo' topic in India – puberty and menstrual cycles  The News & Observer

To earn Gold Award in Girl Scouts, Sarah Jumma, a 16-year-old who lives in Raleigh, wants to help girls in India learn about puberty and menstrual cycles.

High Point University Panthers - Davis Sampere - 2019 - High Point University  HPU Panthers

2018: Played in all 14 games with eight starts ... Posted the third-most ground balls in a single season with 83 on the year ... Registered a .537 winning ...

Teachers Came Together to Strike. What Will Happen Next?  Education Week

After the election, the teachers who organized the walkouts have a challenge: How will they continue to motivate and sustain the energy of teachers now that ...

Tom Kinkelaar named next Rolesville athletic director  HighSchoolOT

Wakefield teacher Tom Kinkelaar has been selected as the next athletic director at Rolesville, replacing Tommy Moore.

Arson suspected after fire guts parked Wake County school bus  News & Observer

Raleigh police are investigating whether an arsonist torched a parked Wake County school bus at Leesville Road High School on Tuesday night.

Would tougher gun laws make NC schools safer? Depends on who you ask.  The Herald-Sun

Much like the debate taking place nationally, panelists at the May 28, 2018 N.C. Town Hall on School Safety had different views on whether tough gun control ...

Green Hope girls soccer rolls by Leesville Road  News & Observer

The Leesville Road Pride visited the Green Hope Falcons in the third round of the NCHSAA 4A girls soccer playoffs on May 16, 2017.

Leesville Road teacher's assistant charged with sex with a student

A 25-year-old teacher's assistant at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh appeared in court Tuesday on charges he had sex with a student.

Leesville student honored as National Merit Scholar finalist

Patrick Renburg described his son as always being gifted in test taking. But before taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, ...

Civitello steps down as Leesville baseball coach, heads to Apex Friendship  HighSchoolOT

Guy Civitello announced to his team on Thursday that he would not return for the 2018 season.

Teachers view student behavior differently based on race, NC State research suggests  The Island Packet

Research at N.C. State University shows that prospective teachers were worse at recognizing emotions on black faces than on white faces. The undergraduates ...

Leesville Road girls soccer shuts out JH Rose in 2nd round  News & Observer

The Leesville Road Pride visited the J.H. Rose Rampants in the second round of the NCHSAA 4A girls soccer playoffs on May 12, 2017.

Wake County graduation rate improves but passing rate drops  News & Observer

Wake County's graduation rate rose to 88.5 percent, but fewer students passed state exams and more schools got “D” or “F” performance grades from the state.

Wake County school board member Zora Felton dies unexpectedly  News & Observer

Zora Felton, who has served on the Wake County school board since 2013, has died at age 65. She ran unopposed in last week's election.

Burned Wake County school bus deemed arson, police say

A Wake County school bus was destroyed by fire while parked at Leesville Road High School, district officials said.

Trooper: Alcohol was found in car of Raleigh teen who was found dead in woods  News & Observer

Alcohol was found in the car driven by a teen who was involved in a crash on Friday and was later found dead in a wooded area, according to a State Highway ...

Raleigh native Doc Redman leaving Clemson to play pro golf

Raleigh native Doc Redman is leaving Clemson after two seasons to play pro golf.

WCPSS Cheerleading Championship will be shown live on HighSchoolOT  HighSchoolOT

Cheerleading squads from across Wake County will gather at Leesville Road High School on Saturday for the annual Wake County Public School System ...

Leesville Road wins Carolina Cup at state cheer competition  HighSchoolOT

The Pride won the Varsity Coed division with a score of 85.85, claiming the school's first Carolina Cup.

Wake County school system names new Principal of the Year  The News & Observer

Jonathan Enns was named the Wake County school system's 2017-18 Principal of the Year on Thursday, and Jose Espinal was named Assistant Principal of the ...

Two Raleigh students win Triangle Rising Stars competition  WTVD-TV

Two Raleigh students win Triangle Rising Stars competition at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night.

N&O All-Metro girls soccer team and final top 25 rankings – 2017  News & Observer

Cardinal Gibbons lost an extra-time heartbreaker in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A championship, 4-3 to West Forsyth, but remains atop the final ...

Jimmy Williams named football coach at Franklinton  HighSchoolOT

Former West Johnston and East Wake football coach Jimmy Williams will take over the Franklinton program this fall.

These Are The Top 100 Schools In NC for 2018: New Report

Top 100 Schools In NC for 2018: New List - Charlotte, NC - Niche has compiled what it says are the top 100 schools in North Carolina, which includes both ...

ABC11 Best of the Class 2018  WTVD-TV

Raleigh's source for breaking news and live streaming video online. Covering Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville and the greater North Carolina region.

"Teacher Of The Year"  WUNC

Teachers are a common subject in Hollywood films. Portrayals of teaching range from the unorthodox style of Robin Williams' character in “Dead Poets.

#15 Ashley McCauley Makes Verbal Commitment to Georgia Bulldogs  SwimSwam

USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Ashley McCauley from Leesville Road High School and Marlins of Raleigh has verbally committed to Georgia for ...

What do NC teachers think about carrying guns in the classroom?  News & Observer

How do North Carolina educators feel about carrying guns in the classroom to protect students against mass shootings? We polled over 300 teachers and ...

Holly Grove wins WCPSS middle school cheerleading title  HighSchoolOT

Holly Grove Middle School was named the grand champion of the Wake County Public School System Cheerleading Championship in the middle school ...

Wake County valedictorians mixed about eliminating recognition  News & Observer

The Wake County school system is considering dropping the naming of valedictorians and salutatorians in favor of a new system that would recognize more ...

Wake County students have a shorter-than-usual winter break this year. Here’s why.  The News & Observer

Wake County students have seven weekdays off for the 2017-18 winter break. The break is shorter than usual because of a state law passed by the NC General ...

New principal hired to Longview School  News & Observer

Corrected to say that Roderic Brewington taught at Leesville Road High School before becoming an assistant principal at Enloe High School. The Wake County ...

Our lens on Jalen Benjamin  HighSchoolOT

Jalen Benjamin (5) of Leesville Road. Leesville Road moved to 6-0 on the season with a 58-52 road win over Green Hope on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.(Photo ...

Florida Gets 2020 Verbal From Junior National Runner-Up Amanda Ray  Swimming World Magazine

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Leesville Road’s senior duo finally get their due  News & Observer

Now, as Leesville's all-time leading scorers (Hunter leads Mebane 1627-1594 entering Friday's game), they'll get their moment: a first Senior Night start.

Readers debate teacher pay and protests  News & Observer

This Sunday Forum is in response to the letter to the editor “Teacher pay 'enough'” (Apr. 7). Comments 'patronizing'. The letter writer has ignored several critical ...

One Raleigh golfer's good fortune opens door for another  The Herald-Sun

Carl Pettersson was planning to stay home and play the Rex Hospital Open, but his invitation to return to the Memorial opened the door for another Raleigh ...

Hurricanes’ revival aided when recruitment of Raleigh’s Braxton Berrios’ took a U turn  The News & Observer

Miami WR Braxton Berrios, a Raleigh native, always dreamed of starring at Miami. Now he's the Hurricanes' top playmaker, and where he goes, so does 'The U.'

Wake County schools perform at church Nativity event, despite group’s complaint  The News & Observer

The Wake County school system is letting groups perform at a Mormon-sponsored nativity event despite a complaint from the Freedom From Religion ...

Millbrook hires Chris Davis as new basketball coach  HighSchoolOT

Millbrook has hired Chris Davis as the next head coach of the Wildcats' boys basketball team, the school announced Monday afternoon.

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