Deputies arrest armed man on Cuthbertson High School campus following road rage incident

Jalen Black
Jalen Black(Union County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 10, 2022 at 12:53 PM EDT
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UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - The Union County Sheriff’s Office arrested an adult armed suspect on the campus of Cuthbertson High School on Monday morning following a road rage incident.

Deputies say during a road rage incident that began on Cuthbertson Road, 23-year-old Jalen Black pointed a firearm at another motorist and then turned into the school campus to drop off a sibling.

UCSO school resource officers were already at the school when the incident took place and Black was quickly taken into custody and had his firearm seized.

Black was transported to the Union County Jail and charged with one count of felony possession of a weapon on school property and received a secured bond of $20,000. He was released.

“Our school resource officers were on campus and responded without hesitation when notified of this incident. Thankfully, none of our children or our educational staff members were threatened or harmed,” Sheriff Cathey said. “Road rage incidents like this are dangerous and have the potential to escalate quickly. Anyone that witnesses dangerous or threatening behavior on our roadways should immediately call 911 for assistance”.

None of the students or teachers on the school’s campuses were threatened or injured. More information will be released when available.

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