Stanly County Schools

In some rural North Carolina counties, sheriffs are taking advantage of a state law passed in 2013 that allows them to recruit armed volunteers for school security. That's happening in two central North Carolina counties - Rockingham and in Stanly, where the school board voted last week to begin a pilot in four remote schools. 

Tasnim Shamma

A 16-year-old Albemarle High School student is in the hospital after being shot twice on Tuesday morning, just before school started.

After shooting the student, the shooter immediately dropped the gun and turned himself in to the principal's office.