Proposed Bill to Require Background Checks at NC Colleges

JUNE 12, 2006 -- Local attorneys and the family of a slain UNCW student met with a state lawmaker Monday.

They joined together in an effort to build support for a bill that would require background checks for all North Carolina college applicants.

Jessica Faulkner was murdered in her dorm at UNCW in 2004. She was killed by a fellow student with a long history of mental illness and violence. Her family hopes the proposed law will help protect students and prevent future attacks.