Arrest Made in Tragic Shooting Death of High School Student in Robeson County

ROWLAND, N.C. – In a tragic incident that has shocked the community, a 17-year-old high school student named Kaden Strickland was fatally shot in Rowland, North Carolina. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office has swiftly responded to the incident, arresting and charging another 17-year-old with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm.

The shooting took place on Downy Road, where deputies found Strickland deceased at the scene. Strickland, a student at Purnell Swett High School, was a beloved member of the community, and his untimely death has left his family, friends, and classmates devastated.

In a heartfelt message, the Public Schools of Robeson County expressed condolences to the Strickland family and called for the community to come together in prayer during this difficult time of loss. The tragic incident has not only impacted the family directly involved but has also sent shockwaves through the school and the wider community.

The 17-year-old suspect in custody is currently being held at the Cumberland Regional Juvenile Detention Center without bond. Authorities are conducting an ongoing investigation to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting, urging anyone with information to contact the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office immediately.

As the community grapples with the loss of a young life, support and prayers are being extended to all those affected by this heartbreaking incident. The investigation into the shooting continues, with authorities determined to seek justice for Kaden Strickland and his loved ones.

For updates on this developing story, individuals are encouraged to stay connected with local authorities for any new information that may aid in the investigation and serve justice for the victim and their family.