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Parents join forces to discuss false enrollment allegations

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Parents have joined forces and will hold a meeting Thursday night to discuss the overcrowding issue at Wrightsville Beach Elementary and the possible abuse of addresses for enrollment purposes.

The New Hanover County School System is looking into allegations regarding false enrollment qualifications for Wrightsville Beach Elementary.

According to Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rick Holliday, a number of people have filed complaints claiming some students do not live in the school district but still attend the school.

Wrightsville Beach Elementary has had issues with overcrowding since the school year began. Some parents told that they feel these false addresses are contributing to that problem.

Holliday, however, said the school system has not found any evidence of that being true. The school system has an agreement with a private investigator to handle these situations. The investigator is only called in when the number of complaints or allegations are more than the staff can process.

Parents will meet at the school Thursday evening to discuss the situation.

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