Adults enter NC high school, attack students

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Security at a North Carolina high school is being questioned after police said two adults walked in and attacked several students.

WSOC-TV reported that part of the incident at Hopewell High School on Tuesday was captured on cellphone video.

Hopewell senior Ami Sylla said she was walking down a hallway with friends when the two women suddenly grabbed her.

“She just choked me. I thought I was going to die,” Sylla said.

The video shows security guards and school officials breaking up the melee.

Sylla questioned the school’s security system, telling WSOC neither adult appeared to be wearing a visitors’ badge.

“I don’t feel safe. They could have had a gun. My life could have been over,” Sylla said.

Huntersville police have not made any arrests and call the case an “active and ongoing” investigation.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials also would not answer questions or confirm if proper security procedures were followed.


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