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On September 6, 2022 a large fight between students erupted at Turning Point Academy on Moores Chapel Rd. Charlotte, NC. Turning Point Academy is a alternative school designed for at risk students.

At some point during the school day around 15 students got into a fight inside the school. Students were seen punching and body slamming each other. Objects were being thrown too.

Some students had to be hospitalized. Several students were arrested during the melee.   

Turning Point is a “Redirection” Program designed to meet the educational needs of “at-risk” students through therapeutic intervention services, behavior and academic prevention and intervention programs.

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The Charlotte Mecklenburg School system released a statement about the fights:

Hello Turning Point Academy families, This is Principal Lockhart with an important message. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure learning environment at Turning Point Academy. A fight occurred on our campus today involving several students. Law enforcement officers were called to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

This behavior is disruptive to learning and a violation of the CMS Code of Student Conduct. All students involved in the incident will be disciplined accordingly. The safety of our students and staff remains a top priority.

Please speak to your children about appropriate behavior at school and remind them of the serious consequences of their actions. We appreciate your support in helping us keep Turning Point Academy safe."