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Wounded Robeson County principal sends message to students

Posted by Debra Worley - email

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The North Carolina middle school principal who was shot in the face while driving to work has sent a message from his hospital bed to students and staff at his school.

Robeson County school officials said James Hunt sent the message "2-12."

The school system's student services director said the message referred to a book, "2-12: The Extra Degree," that Hunt used to inspire his school community, and it means he is going to be all right.

The former Marine was hit by a shotgun blast fired from another vehicle Thursday morning as he drove to work on a rural road.

School officials were told Hunt drove himself to Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, but was then transferred to Duke Medical Center.

Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said investigators were working on the case with assistance from the State Bureau of Investigation.


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