Charlotte Mecklenburg School officials have a $34 million capital plan to improve security at all of the district’s schools. It includes cameras and 8 foot tall chain-link fences on all campuses. But the plan still requires buy-in from the county commission.
The idea is to limit the number of entry points into schools. Think about high schools like Myers Park and West Mecklenburg that have sprawling campuses reminiscent of small colleges. CMS Chief Operating Officer Millard House says it’s too easy for intruders to get inside. That’s where the 8 foot high fences come in.