Sheriff Cleveland “Clee” Atkinson Jr.
On 03/18/19, Corporal R. Dozier II was working as the School Resource Officer at Southwest Edgecombe High School. School staff brought to Corporal Dozier’s attention that Jerome Faison Jr, a custodian at the school, had made threats to other staff and possibly had a gun. Corporal Dozier was able to get consent and to search Faison’s vehicle where he located a loaded handgun.
Faison was charged with Weapon on Educational Property and Carry Concealed Weapon. He was transported to the magistrate’s office where he was given a $5,000 unsecured bond and released.
Sheriff Atkinson applauds school staff and Corporal Dozier for taking quick action and resolving this incident safely.
Note: Don’t get it twisted the Sheriff Office has a job to do and they did their part. It is the school system job to inform the parents about situations that take place at school where their children are during the day.