Valita Quattlebaum http://whqr.org en Lock-Down: A Standard Procedure for New Hanover County Schools in Event of Police Activity http://whqr.org/post/lock-down-standard-procedure-new-hanover-county-schools-event-police-activity <p>On Thursday, Wilmington&rsquo;s Freeman Elementary and Mosley Performance Learning Center were both locked from the outside for several hours following a shooting at the nearby Creekwood housing community. The next day, a gunfire incident behind the College Road K-Mart led to the brief lock-down of Isaac Bear Early College. A lock-down means access to and from the schools is restricted, and classrooms lock their doors, turn off the lights and shut the blinds. New Hanover County Schools go into this heightened security mode whenever police activity occurs in the vicinity of a school.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:54:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 44484 at http://whqr.org Lock-Down: A Standard Procedure for New Hanover County Schools in Event of Police Activity New Hanover County Tightens School Volunteer Policies http://whqr.org/post/new-hanover-county-tightens-school-volunteer-policies <p>Those hoping to volunteer with New Hanover County public schools may soon be required to get a background checkā€”at his or her own expense. On Tuesday, the Board of Education approved two new changes to its volunteer policy.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:23:39 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 42550 at http://whqr.org New Hanover County Tightens School Volunteer Policies