Lockdown lifted after large fight in parking lot at West Mecklenburg High School

Police said no guns were found, but two minors were charged with possession of knives
West Mecklenburg High School was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon because of a large fight in the parking lot of the schoo
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 3:38 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - West Mecklenburg High School was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon because of a large fight in the parking lot of the school, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

The principal of the school, Casimir Bundrick, said the incidents are being investigated by police.

Police responded to the reported fight around 12:50 p.m.

Police said West Mecklenburg and nearby schools were put on lockdown for precautionary measures while CMS police and CMPD investigated and cleared the school.

Around 3 p.m., district officials said the lockdown had been lifted and students were being dismissed.

Principal Bundrick informed families they placed the school on lockdown because of fights and rumors of a gun on campus.

“The safety and security of our students and staff are of paramount importance and today’s actions were necessary to ensure that safety,” Bundrick said. “No gun was found during a search by law enforcement. This behavior is not appropriate and will not be tolerated. Any students found to be involved in toady’s incidents will be disciplined in accordance to the CMS Code of Student Conduct.”

Police said no guns were found, but two minors were charged with possession of knives.

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