A 20-year-old man was arrested Monday and a 15-year-old boy was brought up on juvenile charges in a machete attack that seriously wounded a 14-year-old boy and caused an hours-long lockdown at Broughton High School.
Mouad Omerani of 2422 Jimmy Carter Way was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and held in lieu of $100,000 bail. He was charged after being questioned by detectives.
The charge resulted from an incident outside the Peace Street Market, near Broughton. There had been reports of shots being fired then, but police could find no evidence that happened.
The 15-year-old was sent to a secure facility under a court order that was granted after police accused him of assault by pointing a gun. That is a misdemeanor charge for an adult.
The wounded youth ran to Broughton and was taken from there to WakeMed Raleigh hospital for treatment of a badly cut hand, police said.
The school was locked down from the start of classes until shortly after 12:30 p.m. because police suspected the attacker had gone there, too, and they were looking for him.
Police did not say where they picked up Omerani.