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School Safety

Video phone system latest security upgrade for New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoThis fall many parents of kids in kindergarten through middle school will see new intercom phones at the front entrances to their schools in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Local school safety concerns rise again after Pennsylvania stabbings

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videoThe recent violence in Murrysville, Pennsylvania is once again raising some questions about local student safety. New Hanover County deputy superintendent Rick Holliday says, "It makes us go back and reexamine what we're doing." Full story...
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New Hanover High School puts up metal detectors for basketball game

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New Hanover High School had metal detectors in place inside Brogden Hall for last night's basketball game. Full story...
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South Brunswick HS student in custody after allegedly making threat of mass violence at school

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video A high school student is in custody after allegedly making threats about an act of mass violence at a Brunswick County School. Court documents show Tevin Devon Lee, 18, is charged with one count of false report of mass violence on educational property. Full story...
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Pilot program helps area school improve security for free

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videoOne year ago a gunman stormed into an elementary in Newtown, CT, and killed 20 children and six adults. Since then schools have tried to find new ways to prevent that from happening again. It's not an easy task, but many people believe it's a necessary one. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. court clerk appointed to state Task Force on Safer Schools board

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Gov. Pat McCrory announced the appointments to a Task Force on Safer Schools today. The group ranges from students and teachers to elected officials, lawyers and law enforcement from across North Carolina, including James MacCallum who will serve as vice chairman of the board. Full story...
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Leaders discuss community involvement for safer schools

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video Leaders in our community are trying to find a way to prevent violence in schools, like last year's shootings in Connecticut. Full story...
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Bill in legislature would allow guns at private schools

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video A Senate bill filed this week would give administrators in private schools the power to allow weapons on school grounds. The administrator and governing body could give written approval to anyone trained and with a permit to carry a gun, teargas or a stun gun. Full story...
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School safety summit planned in Wilmington

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Community leaders in New Hanover County are ready to take a stand against the school shootings. Full story...
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Children discuss school safety

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video Brunswick County students tell GMC anchor Ashley Jacobs they feel safe at school, even after hearing horrific details of the Sandy Hook tragedy and the kidnapping of 5-year-old Ethan in Alabama. Full story...
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