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New Hanover County Schools

Hoggard coach fired after arrest for fight at school, students react

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video A Hoggard High School teacher assistant and assistant football coach has been fired days after being arrested for allegedly assaulting several students at school. A New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman said Joseph Brown's termination was effective yesterday. Full story...
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Seven girls face charges in alleged gang fight at school

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is preparing juvenile petitions against seven girls allegedly involved in a fight at a Wilmington middle school last week. Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says investigators believe the fight Thursday at Williston Middle School was gang related. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Families say coach came looking for alleged victims night before assaults

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video An assistant football coach at Hoggard High School has been arrested after an incident at the school last week. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has charged Joseph Clinton Brown Jr. with five counts of simple assault and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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Family searching for answers after girl's death on school bus

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videoThe family of a little girl with special needs continues to mourn her death and search for answers. Jamiah Batts died on her school bus last month. Full story...
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Family of disabled student files complaint against New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoA second family has filed a civil rights complaint against New Hanover County Schools. According to the group NC Fear Free Education, the family of a child enrolled in the school district filed a 98-page complaint yesterday with the Office of Civil Rights division of the US Department of Education. Full story...
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Eaton Elementary back open tomorrow on two-hour delay

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Eaton Elementary will reopen tomorrow after water damage forced it to close today. Students will be on a two-hour delay, according to New Hanover County Schools. Teachers and staff should report at normal times. Full story...
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Investigators wait for information in death of child on school bus

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video New details in the death of an eight-year-old special needs student at school yesterday. Police say an autopsy was performed on Jamiah Batts this morning. Full story...
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Special needs student dies after arriving at school on bus

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video A student from Rachel Freeman School of Engineering died this morning after arriving at school. Wilmington Police Department spokesman Det. Kevin Smith said the eight-year-old girl was unresponsive when a school bus for special needs students arrived at the school. Full story...
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Mom, girls charged after fight at school

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A New Hanover County mother is charged for assaulting a teenager during a fight at Ashley High School. Full story...
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Feds look into NHCS seclusion rooms

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video The controversy over New Hanover County Schools' use of seclusion rooms is now the subjection of a federal investigation. The Department of Education's Civil Rights Office is looking into a claim that seclusion rooms are only being used on students with disabilities. Full story...
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School lockdowns ended

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The lockdowns at Hoggard High School, Roland-Grise Middle School and the Learning Center are over. Full story...
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Virgo to reopen with new plan, vision

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video D.C. Virgo Middle School will once again open its doors, but not in a way administrators planned. Recently, the state denied the school's application for charter status, so the school will be a public school, with a twist. Full story...
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School board defends seclusion rooms, reopens Virgo

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video As a parent, no one wants to have their child locked in a seclusion room, while intended for the child’s safety, the rooms can be frightening. Full story...
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