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Patrick Abele, assistant superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools speaks at a meeting on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The Orange County Schools Board of Education met with CHCCS to discuss pre-K and school building maintenance. 

Orange County Schools considers adding three new pre-K classrooms

Adding three new pre-K classrooms was proposed during a joint meeting of the Orange County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools Board on Jan. 17, which would lower the gap between enrolled students and the waiting list and provide for early exposure to the classroom. Board members believe school enrollment at an early age is vital for successful young students. 


11/17/2019 9:03pm

Students from Carrboro Elementary school are bused to Carrboro Town Hall, where parents could check out their kids, on Tuesday Nov. 20 after an active shooter false alarm at the school. The police found no substance to the active shooter call. 

Local schools see four mass violence threats in two months

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged two Cedar Ridge High School students for communicating threats of mass violence in the last couple months, and are offering a reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the third person who threatened the school. The Chapel Hill Police Department arrested a student with the same charge in relation to a threat against East Chapel Hill High School. With four threats of mass violence in two local schools since September, law enforcement and school officials are stressing the importance of communication in responding to and preventing these situations.