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Why a North Carolina High School resumed classes after a student was fatally shot on campus

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butler high school shootingCassie Cope/The Charlotte Observer, via Associated Press

A high school in near Charlotte, North Carolina, where one student fatally shot another on Monday, was criticized for resuming classes hours after the shooting.
Clayton Wilcox, superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, defended the school’s decision Monday, saying that it was the appropriate thing to do to ensure that all the children could safely reconnect with their parents, HuffPost reported.
Observers online said they believed the school’s decision to resume classes sent the wrong message.

A high school near Charlotte, North Carolina, where one student fatally shot another on Monday morning resumed classes hours after the shooting because it was the safest thing to do for its students, Tracy Russ, a representative of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district, told Business Insider in an email Monday.

“The decision was made after lockdown was released by law enforcement to help ensure the safety of students on campus until dismissal and transportation arrangements could be made with families,” Russ explained.See the rest of the story at Business Insider


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