Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will Wand and Search Students at Random

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is increasing security measures, including random wanding of students and searches of backpacks, to help keep weapons out of schools. The district announced the new safety protocols Nov. 16, and called for community support in keeping schools safe.

“This is not just a school problem – it’s a community problem,” Dr. Clayton Wilcox, superintendent, said at a media briefing. “We are taking action to keep weapons out of schools because we want all students to have safe, secure environments that promote academic growth. Our focus in schools should be on education.”

A student was shot and killed at Butler High School in October.

I wonder if the students being searched at random will consider it random.  I’ll bet most will feel singled out, and some may charge that they’ve been unfairly targeted. It’s a strange world.

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