• Student says she was attacked by 2 women in high school

    By: Kathryn Burcham


    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Students at Hopewell High School are questioning campus security after police said two adults walked into the school and attacked several students.
    Part of that attack was captured on cellphone video.
    Hopewell senior Ami Sylla said she was walking down a hallway with friends when the two women suddenly grabbed her.
    "She just choked me. I thought I was going to die," Sylla said.
    The video shows security guards and school officials breaking up the melee.
    Sylla questioned the school's security system, telling Channel 9 neither adult appeared to be wearing a visitors' badge.
    "I don't feel safe. They could have had a gun. My life could have been over," Sylla said.
    Huntersville police have not made any arrests and call the case an "active and ongoing" investigation.
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials also would not answer questions or confirm if proper security procedures were followed.

    Read our past coverage:

    Police investigating after incident at Hopewell High

    Next Up: