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Teachers and Officers faceoff in Kickball Showdown

Teachers and Officers faceoff in Kickball Showdown

Events
[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO — Earlier this week teachers at Asheboro High School went up against officers from the Asheboro Police Department, in a friendly game of kickball. Inspired by superintendent of Asheboro City Schools Dr. Woody’s emphasis on community engagement, Asheboro High School’s Assistant Principal Brittany Roberts proposed having the police department cook hamburgers and hotdogs for Teacher Appreciation Week.“They suggested the idea of a friendly competition against the police department to add excitement to the week,” said Roberts. Working with the school’s administration team and Officer Cornejo, the School Resource Officer, plans for the first ever ‘Techers vs Cops - Kickball Showdown’ were finalized. On Wednesday May 7th the two sides ga...
All Clear – No Threat Found at Asheboro High School

All Clear – No Threat Found at Asheboro High School

Breaking News
An officer with NC Probation and Parole blocks off W Walker Ave as students return to the high school after the all clear. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Police have given the "all clear" and reported no one was injured after a threat to Asheboro High School triggered an evacuation of the school and a lockdown of all Asheboro City Schools this morning. According to a press release from the Asheboro Police Department, at 9:21 a.m. this morning an individual called the police department's headquarters and stated they "had placed bombs inside Asheboro High School," and that they were "armed with a weapon and would enter the school." School resource officers at the high school were notified and law enforcement personnel from Asheboro Police Department, Randolph...
Asheboro High School Unveils New Renovations – You’re Invited to Check It Out

Asheboro High School Unveils New Renovations – You’re Invited to Check It Out

Local
[Scott Pelkey | Randolph News Now for the North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - After almost 5 years of construction, Asheboro High School's renovations are complete, and now they are inviting the public to an open house to see it for themselves. Wednesday afternoon, May 3rd, 2023, Asheboro City Schools held a ribbon cutting to officially unveil the new and improved home of the Blue Comets to elected officials, school system leadership, and members of the media. Construction of Asheboro High School began in 1949 and opened for students beginning with the 1950-1951 school year. The building has become somewhat of a historical icon in Asheboro. Students from Asheboro High School give a tour to city and county elected officials. In November of 2018, Asheboro City Schools...
Threat To AHS Attributed To TikTok Challenge

Threat To AHS Attributed To TikTok Challenge

Breaking News
Asheboro High School- By cynannered - https://www.flickr.com/photos/lotp/265558935/, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14734597 ASHEBORO N.C. — Police are attributing a perceived threat to Asheboro High School to a TikTok Challenge. Overnight a post on social media with a photo of three guns and a large knife in the background urged students not to go to school today at AHS, Acme News was able to determine that the text was added to another post, that was added to yet another post which said "Bro. Do not go to school tomorrow. This is not a joke anymore the everyone in the district has been threatened". Several school districts both nation wide and locally have had to respond to threats that have gone viral on social media and appear to have started on T...
Armed Altercation Triggers School Lockdown

Armed Altercation Triggers School Lockdown

Breaking News
ASHEBORO - An altercation on Albemarle Road involving a gun triggered a lock down at two Asheboro schools. According to a press release from the Asheboro Police Department, on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at approximately 2:25 PM, officers with the Asheboro Police Department responded to the 500 block of Albemarle Road after receiving a call about an armed person. The callers reported an altercation between multiple people, with at least one who was armed with a handgun. Asheboro High School, South Asheboro Middle School were placed on lockdown and an officer was posted at the nearby child care facility. Officers have located and detained individuals they believe to be involved in the original incident and the lockdown has been lifted. The investigation on scene is on-going. ...
Hicks Called For Immigration Agents To Police AHS Protests

Hicks Called For Immigration Agents To Police AHS Protests

Government
ASHEBORO NC - Over the weekend, in a now-deleted Facebook post, Erick Hicks, a potential candidate for Randolph County Sherriff in 2022, called for federal immigration agents to come to the protests being held for at Asheboro High School.  Those protest were in support of Ever Lopez, a student who was at the the center of a viral controversy after he was denied his diploma by Asheboro High School for wearing a Mexican flag at the graduation ceremony. Protest were held over the weekend ending Monday afternoon when Lopez walked out of a meeting at the school, diploma in hand. Afterwards, Lopez and his family held a press conference to answer questions from local and national media outlets. Hicks' post was referenced during that press conference along with the Randolph County Sheriff...
Ever Lopez Receives Diploma, But Situation Puts Spot Light On Immigration

Ever Lopez Receives Diploma, But Situation Puts Spot Light On Immigration

News
ASHEBORO NC - Just after 11 AM on Monday, June 7th, Ever Lopez walked out of a meeting with principal Crooks at Asheboro High School, diploma in hand. Just after 11 AM on Monday, June 7th, Ever Lopez walked out of a meeting with principal Crooks at Asheboro High School, diploma in hand [Scott Pelkey / Acme News] "I'm grateful, I got what I deserved like my mom said, it's not just mine, it's everybody's, the whole community that had my back," said Lopez at a press conference. The diploma was available to be picked up Friday, but the family said they waited as they discussed the option of taking legal action against the school. Ultimately they decided to pick up the diploma Monday, along with the involvement of activists, community advocates, supporters, and members of the press. ...
Diploma Controversy Leads To Threats, Police Investigating

Diploma Controversy Leads To Threats, Police Investigating

Breaking News
Supporters gather outside Asheboro High School to protest Ever Lopez being denied his diploma for wearing a Mexican flag at graduation. [Scott Pelkey / Acme News] ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS)- The Asheboro Police Department says they are investigating multiple threats against the school system following the viral controversy from Asheboro High School denying a student his diploma after he wore a Mexican flag during the graduation ceremony. Over the weekend the incident went viral with students, recent graduates, and members of the community gathering Friday and Saturday in front of the high school to protest with signs saying "Free Ever's Diploma." Videos of the incident were trending on TikTok’s "For You" page gaining more than 12.5 million views. An online petition received titled ...
Controversy Around Student Denied Diploma For Wearing Flag Goes Viral

Controversy Around Student Denied Diploma For Wearing Flag Goes Viral

News
(Asheboro High School - Facebook Live Stream) LATEST UPDATE: Diploma Controversy Leads To Threats, Police Investigating ASHEBORO NC- The controversy over Asheboro High School denying a student his diploma after he wore a Mexican flag during the graduation ceremony Thursday night has gone viral.  It all started at the Asheboro High School graduation held Thursday, which was streamed live on Facebook by the school. Eighteen-year-old Ever Lopez walked past several teachers on his way to the stage with the Mexican Flag draped over his gown. As his name is called Lopez walks on stage and shakes hands with principal Crooks, but as he reaches for his diploma holder Dr. Crooks holds it back and there is an obvious exchange between the two. The student starts to appear to try...
AHS Student To Attend Harvard University

AHS Student To Attend Harvard University

Local
https://youtu.be/Nggznt6xUJ8 ASHEBORO NC - For the first time since 2008, an Asheboro High School graduate will be moving to Cambridge, MA to attend the prestigious Harvard University.  Katherine Esponda wasn't just accepted by Harvard but two other Ivy League schools, Columbia and Yale as well as Duke University. “When I learned I’d been accepted to Harvard, I felt like I was in a dream. It just didn’t seem real,” said Esponda. Esponda's mom recorded her reaction as she learned of her acceptance. “In that moment and now of course, I am so proud that I followed my heart.” She says she wants others to hear her story and to be encouraged. “I’ve worked really hard and I haven’t let fear of the unknown hold me back from pursuing my dreams. My hope is that my story will encourage ot...