8 Students Charged

Eight students from three Johnston County high schools have been charged with four unrelated incidents on campus.

Four students have arrested in connection with a fight near the lunchroom at Cleveland High School on Monday, Feb. 25th.  A school resource officer filed the charges after reviewing video of the affray taken on cell phone cameras and the school security system.

Christopher Lorenzo Smith, 16, of Garner was charged with simple assault. Miyah Janey Bannerman, 16, Aalisha Crystal Millner, 16, and Makayla Elizabeth Kirk, 16, all from Clayton were charged with simple affray.

A 16 year-old student at Cleveland High was arrested Feb. 21st for allegedly having three marijuana edibles in his possession.  Ethan Joseph Canepa of Garner was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver a controlled substance.  He was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond.

Also, on February 21st, Jaden Natrel Wright of Benson, a 16 year-old student at South Johnston High, was arrested after a small amount of suspected marijuana was reportedly found in his possession at school.  He was released on a $250 bond.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26th, two students were charged with fighting at West Johnston High School.  Justin Lamar Hamm, 16, of Garner and a 15 year-old juvenile were charged following an early morning argument that officials said escalated into an affray.  Both students were charged with simple affray. While being escorted to the office by an assistant principal, Hamm allegedly told the school official, “Get the f**k out of my face.”  That resulted in an additional charge of disorderly conduct.   Minor injuries were reported by the two students.