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North Carolina school system steps up security measures

November 17, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The second largest school system in North Carolina is increasing its security measures in light of a fatal shooting at one school and incidents at three separate schools this week.

According to a news release from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said when school resumes after the winter break, the system will begin random wanding of students and random searches of backpacks and bags by trained security personnel and managed by the system’s police force.

Also, the system will install an electronic, keyless entry-access system on every front door and the primary entry point for remote buildings on school campuses.

Last month, a student was shot and killed at Butler High School. Another student at the school was charged in the case.

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