School Safety Top Of Mind After Student Shot at NC High School

In wake of the school shooting Monday in Cumberland County, schools in the east are asking themselves what more they can do to keep students safe.

Like Cape Fear High School in Fayetteville, Washington High in Beaufort County can monitor students in and outside the school with surveillance cameras. They also hold regular lock-down drills. School information officer Sarah Hodges says they're always working to improve safety.

"We'll never be satisfied with our level of preparation. We're always trying to beef up our plans and beef up our staff to have everyone ready, but we'll never be satisfied with where we're at." said Hodges.

A 15-year-old Cape Fear High student faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. An 18-year-old student, Ta'von McLaurin, has been charged with felony aiding and abetting.


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  • by Safety? on Oct 26, 2011 at 03:40 AM
    Back when I went to school (1970s), education was top priority. I guess it's more of a teen daycare center now. Teachers need to be more like security guards or deputies. I knew this was going wrong when the first metal detectors were purchaced for the schools. I'd homeschool now if I had children.
  • by JusticeForAll on Oct 25, 2011 at 08:05 PM
    This story of the "shooting" in a Fayetteville HS is obviously fake, and completely made up. First, it is against Federal law to bring a firearm onto school property. Second, it is against NC law to do the same. Third, it is against NC law for a minor under the age of 18 to possess a firearm without adult supervision. And Fourth, it is a crime in Fayetteville AND Cumberland County to discharge a firearm inside city limits. So since we all know that "gun control" laws ALWAYS work, and actually prevent crime, there is no possible way that this story happened the way they are reporting it. The only people that could have a gun on school property are cops. I'd start the investigation with FPD or CCSO, so we can find out which cop shot this student, because nobody else could have possibly brought a gun onto school property, under State, local, County, and Federal laws...
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