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Security body scanners installed at Hopewell HS, next phases of schools revealed

An operational test kit, installation, and training is noted for each location.
WBTV received images showing the three body scanners at Hopewell High School.
WBTV received images showing the three body scanners at Hopewell High School.(Provided to WBTV)
Published: Mar. 29, 2022 at 3:36 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - This week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said they planned to complete the installation of and training for the Evolv security body scanners at all seven Phase I high schools in the district.

Hopewell High School parents shared a voicemail with WBTV that the body scanners were installed at their school on Saturday. WBTV received images showing the three body scanners at the school.

The seven Phase 1 high schools in the district include:

  • Mallard Creek
  • North Mecklenburg
  • Garinger
  • Harding University
  • Hopewell
  • Julius Chambers
  • West Charlotte

WBTV checked over the purchase order and other documents related to the body scanners and saw the anticipated Phase 2 and Phase 3 schools.

Anticipated Phase 2 Schools

  • South Mecklenburg High School
  • West Mecklenburg High School
  • Myers Park High School
  • East Mecklenburg High School
  • David W. Butler High School
  • Rocky River High School

Anticipated Phase 3 Schools

  • Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology
  • Ardrey Kell High School
  • Olympic High School
  • Providence High School
  • Independence High School
  • Hawthorne Academy
  • William Amos Hough High School
  • Palisades High School

An operational test kit, installation, and training is noted for each location.

Documents state “six additional sites are being considered for future installation of Evolv Express. Equipment requirements for these locations have not yet been determined.”

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