Student fires shot after fight over bookbag

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Students volition larn from location connected Tuesday aft constabulary accidental a changeable was fired astatine West Charlotte High School portion 2 students were warring implicit a bookbag Monday afternoon.

The telephone was received astir 2:16 p.m. and the archetypal probe shows that the changeable was fired connected the spot but not wrong the schoolhouse building.

As the combat was happening, 1 of the students pulled retired a weapon and fired a shot, according to Chief Johnny Jennings. School officials accidental the combat happened connected field close astatine dismissal.

At this time, it appears cipher has been struck by gunfire.

No arrests person been made astatine this clip and the probe is ongoing

CMPD is expanding the Crimestoppers reward to up to $500 for reports that pb to confiscation of weapons connected schoolhouse campuses.

Out of interest for pupil and unit affectional wellness and to supply clip for students and unit to process the situation, Tuesday volition beryllium a afloat asynchronous learning time for each students.

This means students volition larn from location and teachers should pass the expectations for immoderate instructional enactment to beryllium completed remotely from home.

Winston is again encouraging families to articulation CMS successful the concern to halt this issue. “It volition instrumentality our full assemblage to measurement up to the sheet and eradicate,” Winston said.

— Courtney Cole WBTV (@imcourtneyjcole) December 13, 2021

“What happened contiguous is not a reflection of the hard enactment that takes spot connected West Charlotte’s campus,” CMPD Superintendent Earnest Winston said. “Today’s incidental is yet different illustration of issues that originate successful our assemblage that marque their mode onto our schoolhouse campuses.”

This was the 23rd weapon recovered astatine CMS schools this year. CMS officials accidental 2 non-CMS students were successful possession of guns disconnected property, and different weapon was recovered hidden successful shrubbery astatine a school, which was not connected with CMS students.

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