Federal Review of Pitt Redistricting Plan

Federal officials will investigate the redistricting plan for Pitt County Schools after receiving a complaint that it discriminates because of race.

Attorney Charles McLawhorn sent a letter to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights after the Pitt County Board of Education approved the plan in October. The plan proposes moving about 4,200 students in an effort to reduce crowding and correct racial imbalances at elementary and middle schools.

McLawhorn says the plan discriminates because the county shouldn't use race to determine where children go to school. We'll be following the investigation and let you know what the federal officials decide.