More than 10,000 North Carolina students unaccounted for

More than 10,000 North Carolina students unaccounted for
At least 10,000 North Carolina public school students are unaccounted for amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Arthur Krijgsman)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - At least 10,000 North Carolina public school students are unaccounted for amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A recent report from the state’s Department of Public Instruction estimates the whereabouts of less than 1% of the roughly 1.5 million students in the state system is unknown.

The pandemic has upended the way students learn.

Parents across the state having the option to have their kids learn remotely. Most students are taking at least part of their classes in person.

Social workers, truancy officers and counselors are working to track down every student whose whereabouts are still unknown.

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