Dismissal rules changed after teacher injured, juvenile charged following Ranson Middle School fight

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 6:48 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A fight between students and family members during dismissal at Ranson Middle School has led to the principal changing security measures and rules for after-school pickups.

The fight took place Tuesday on campus grounds and a teacher was injured, which is still being investigated, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

CMPD says a juvenile was charged and officers are still actively investigating the incident and additional charges may follow.

Ranson MS principal Neodria Brown sent out a statement to families saying beginning on Thursday, all car riders will remain inside until parents or guardians arrive.

The parents or guardians will have to show proof of ID and the student’s name and grade level. Drivers will then have to go to the end of the carpool line, follow the directions of staff members in the lot and remain in their vehicles at all times.

Jermone Fowler’s son is in seventh grade at Ranson Middle. He says the new measures weren’t time-consuming and are much needed.

“It was actually pretty smooth I mean the only thing I had to do was submit his name. I got my identification, I keep my identification with me at all times so it was pretty smooth. Proper standards and protocols are definitely needed,” Fowler said.

Fowler says taking the extra time to present identification is important to protect children’s safety.

“It should be high tech security it should be high tech enforcement on those types of things. We don’t want anyone picking up our kids or being around our kids that’s not supposed to be around them,” he said.

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