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North Carolina school system launches gun awareness campaign

March 22, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s second largest school system is launching a social media campaign to bring awareness to the danger of guns and their impact on students.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says the campaign is meant to increase participation in and awareness of the increased effort to keep schools safe.

The Guns Can’t campaign launched Thursday with a series of posters contrasting what guns can’t do with what students can. The new campaign is one of several safety and security measures contained in a districtwide initiative which identifies what schools, students, families and the community can do to keep schools safe.

The initiative comes four months after a fatal shooting at Butler High School. Another student at the school was charged in the case.