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Schools and law enforcement sign agreement to improve student behavior

Schools and law enforcement approved an agreement designed to improve student behavior. (Source: Raycom Media) Schools and law enforcement approved an agreement designed to improve student behavior. (Source: Raycom Media)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Schools and law enforcement have agreed to work together to improve student behavior.

The New Hanover County Schools agreement introduced a tier system outlining which actions are required for certain behaviors.

The agreement was signed Monday at Roland Grise Middle School. Leaders from New Hanover County Schools, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, the Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Board of Commissioners signed the agreement publicly on a large poster and on the official document. 

Minor offenses will require teacher, administrator and then community intervention.

Offenses involving weapons, drugs, or other threats, however, will involve law enforcement. The agreement outlines when to charge children with crimes.

J.H. Corpening II, Chief District Court Judge, said a child’s current behavior and consequences influence their future.

“If we can prevent that first involvement and have that child learn from that behavior and never be involved in our system, it would minimize the chance of involvement with criminal justice as adults or as older adults,” Corpening explained.

Corpening said similar programs in other areas have led to safer school environments.

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