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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City hopes commissioners will reverse manager's call on SROs

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Hendersonville City Council members are hoping that at least three county commissioners will vote next week to go beyond the county manager's recommended fiscal year 2020 budget and OK $200,000 to cover the cost of SROs in four county schools in the city limits.   Read Story »

Tags: school shootings | school resource officers

Edneyville News

UNC Charlotte shooting victim is grandson of Edneyville woman

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One of two UNC Charlotte students killed in the shooting is a graduate of T.C. Roberson High and the grandson of an Edneyville woman.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County inches closer to an SRO in every school

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The Henderson County sheriff’s office has closed the gap in the county’s goal of protecting every school with an armed deputy, reducing the vacancies from 11 to five with a couple more SROs in the pipeline.   Read Story »

Tags: school shootings | school resource officers

Henderson County News

Schools to train pre-K teachers in 'mental health first aid'

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Through a state Community Partners Safety Grant secured by Henderson County Public Schools and the Western Region Education Service Alliance, certified student services staff will be providing training to child- and family-focused organizations to support young children and their families in Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: school shootings | mental health | pre-K | Smart Start

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

School Board candidates largely agree on saving Stillwell, arming teachers

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School Board candidates are broadly in agreement on the major issues the elected leaders will face in the months ahead, including support for saving the historic classroom building as part of the Hendersonville High School and opposition to allowing teachers to carry firearms.   Read Story »

Tags: school shootings | HHS construction plan | 2018 School Board election

Henderson County News

School system launches app to 'Report it, Don't Ignore It'

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Commissioners again decline to fund SROs at schools in city

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners ratified its earlier decision that rejected funding police officers covering four schools in the city of Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: school shootings | local government budgets | 2018-19 budgets

Henderson County News

County rejects funding SROs at schools in city

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners turned down one commissioner's request to fund police officers in schools in the city of Hendersonville, a shift in budget policy that would have given a break to city residents who are facing a tax increase to pay for new officers.   Read Story »

Tags: school shootings | local government budgets | 2018-19 budgets

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Student-led March for Our Lives set for Saturday

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Tags: school shootings | guns | Parkland High School shootings | gun control

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

SCHOOL SAFETY: 'They're asking parents to parent'

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Propelled into action by the Parkland High School shootings and a rise in threats to schools here, Henderson County Sheriff Charlie McDonald, elected officials, school administrators and parents on Thursday announced broad and aggressive strategies to make schools safe.   Read Story »

Tags: school shootings | local government budgets | 2018 School Board election

Henderson County News

School security now No. 1 priority

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Hendersonville News

Meadows visits to promote Cops in Schools bill

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U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, the newly elected congressman, had local law officers behind him as he chose a local elementary school classroom to announce his support for $30 million in federal spending on cops in classrooms.   Read Story »

Tags: school shootings | U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows | guns

Henderson County News

Appeal for assault weapon ban fizzles

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A citizens' appeal to the Hendersonville City Council to outlaw the sale of assault weapons fizzled when the mayor and the city attorney said the state Legislature had granted local government no power to make such a law.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | school shootings