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Parents demand answers from CMS about hoaxes at Hough High

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Angry parents packed the gym at Hough High School Wednesday, demanding answers from Charlotte Mecklenburg School leaders.

CMS organized the meeting in take of several incidents including false bomb threats and reports of suspicious packages on campus in the past week.

The meeting, which got heated at times, gave parents a chance to ask questions and hear what school leaders are doing to try and curb the hoaxes.

Ronald Barnett, the parent of sophomore, had strong words about the letter CMS sent to parents.

"I said it was probably the most sugar coated full of BS letter I've ever read," he said. "They sugar-coated the letter with words like kids didn't make wise choices. There was turmoil at our school. What happened was kids made terroristic threats."

Charlotte Mecklenburg school (CMS) superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison says he has had enough of the hoaxes at Hough High school.

"It is reprehensible," Morrison said. "It is inexcusable and it is incredibly frustrating." Morrison says those responsible will be punished.

"There will be zero tolerance for this kind of behavior." the superintendent said.

Morrison is concerned students have missed out on valuable learning time. Some are preparing to take important tests. The superintendent says students have also had enough of this drama. They are turning in their disruptive classmates allegedly responsible for the bomb threats and suspicious packages at the school.

Parents are disappointed. Some believe a meeting should have happened sooner. Morrison said the district did the best they could.

"We have tried to communicate as quickly as we can," the superintendent said. "As efficient as we can and as proactively as we can."

 

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