Four trespassers managed to get inside Melrose High School and beat and attacked a student with a stun gun.
Memphis Police arrested the four individuals and three of the four were charged with assault. 19 year-old Shurod Powell and 22 year-old Christopher Wallace were charged with assault and criminal trespass. 36 year-old Latundra Clayborn faces criminal trespass and disorderly conduct charges, while a 17 year-old who is stated to have carried out the stun gun attack is being charged with carrying a weapon on school property, assault and criminal trespass.
According to students at the school, the security needs to be better.
Melrose High School Principal LaVaughn Bridges refused to speak with media after the incident and the Memphis City Schools communication office failed to return phone calls and emails until local news station Eyewitness News aired the story Friday night (May 16, 2008).
Minutes after the story aired, MCS Communications Manager, Quintin Taylor called the news station to respond to the incident to confirm that it did happen and that the four individuals were arrested and that it is still under investigation which had already been stated by Memphis Police.