‘We must have safe schools:’ CMS Board of Education addresses guns, weapons found on campus this school year


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Multiple dad and mom, college students, and the Board of Education addressed latest weapons on campus throughout Tuesday’s Board of Education Meeting.

“Every day we have a fight at school sometimes many fights and as you know multiple guns have been found,” mentioned Hopewell High School Freshman Sara Holland.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officers confirmed 15 weapons have been found on a number of CMS campuses since August 26.

Two of these weapons had been found on Hopwell’s campus final Wednesday after a combat and lockdown; 5 college students had been charged with possession of weapons on school grounds.

A public information request revealed almost 100 weapons have been found on campus this school year together with weapons, knives, field cutters, and tasers.

“Guns coming on to our campuses are a sign of broader angst in our community,” Superintendent Earnest Winston mentioned.

Superintendent Earnest Winston says there must be extra neighborhood involvement and it’s mandatory to guard the lives of all CMS workers, college students, and their households.

District 1 Board Member Rhonda Cheek introduced the protection applications “Dads on Duty” and “Moms on a Mission” can be piloted at Hopewell High School.

“Really just to kind of move kids along in the hallways, make sure bathrooms get emptied out on transition time, and just be some extra eyes,” Cheek mentioned.

Some dad and mom say they’ve tried providing options to no avail.

“Practical things that can be done that we have suggested numerous times,” mentioned Hopewell High School guardian Melanie Holland. Clear backpacks, metallic detectors, dads being current at school – I truly urged this over the summer time, guardian assist teams for with assist with house life, pupil applications for many at-risk youth all of which I have personally supplied a number of instances to do for gratis as a result of this is what I’m educated to do.”

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