Another Day, Another Video of a Fight in NC Schools – #nced #ncdpi

Last Fall, I wrote about the questions raised by how common place fighting in Wake county schools was becoming.

These fights were being recorded often times with cell phones and uploaded to a Twitter account called #30SecondFights as well as other social media platforms. It came out that Raleigh police had responded to over 200 calls about fights  from Wake County Schools.

Well now we have the same type of thing happening in Mecklenburg.


Another fight at West Mecklenburg High School Thursday concerns parents, students, and a school board member. A video WBTV obtained shows a fight between several girls. Sources said it took place during lunch time, and it is very violent. 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) District sent a statement when asked about the altercation.

“We can confirm an incident at West Meck that the principal is looking into,” the statement read. “As we said yesterday, any student involved in an incident will be disciplined according to the student code of conduct.”

WBTV was told more than 6 arrests could come as a result of the fight.

Remember, both Wake county and Mecklenburg county school boards have been tossing around the idea of ‘Restorative Justice’.

Both districts have also moving away from more trained Student Resource Officers due to pressure from groups pushing the “school to prison pipeline” narrative.

That narrative is that minority students, mainly blacks, are disciplined disproportionately than their peers because of race. The majority of these recorded fights frankly debunk that narrative outright. The video included in the WBTV report is a prime example.

The groups promoting the “school to prison pipeline” narrative have a fairly clear recruiting connection for the Black Lives Matters movement.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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