Arrests at Local Schools Drop in Last Year

From, June 20, 2013

The number of arrests in Charlotte high schools has dropped by 11 percent in the last school year. In middle schools, the drop was 36 percent and in elementary schools, 57 percent.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said they credit the drop to a new diversion program that helps troubled students avoid trouble with the law.

“Not only would it prevent them from being arrested, what it would do is actually put some intense support and wraparound services in place for those students,” said Millard House, chief operating officer for CMS.

CMS officials also said schools will be even safer after the county approved a $20 million security project.

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