• Police investigating after incident at Hopewell High

    By: Kathryn Burcham


    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Parents are demanding answers about an incident at Hopewell High School on Tuesday morning.

    The Huntersville police chief refused to answer specific questions about the incident, only calling it "an active, ongoing investigation" that involved an adult and a juvenile.

    Witnesses described an altercation that involved an adult woman.

    "It's sad to see things like this happen at Hopewell. It’s just not needed, it’s extra drama. They said said that some things happened over the Internet and it just went way too far, way too far," said freshman Symone Brown.

    Nina Smith came to pick up her daughter, only to find officers outside the school and in the front office. 

    "There was an officer in there, saying there was an incident and that there was an adult involved," Smith said. 

    "He said the car sped away and so far they have not been able to trace it."

    Police officials would not answer questions about any potential suspects but Chief Cleveland Spruill told Channel 9 that extra officers were posted at the school and there was no danger.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials also refused to answer any questions, despite multiple inquiries Tuesday, which upset some parents.

    "Why did they not call the parents and tell us things like this?" asked parent Eleanor Green. "A note home, an email, a text message - something, anything."

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