North Carolina

Students stage walkouts at 3 Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools

Students from at least three Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have staged walkouts, and administrators say they will be subject to disciplinary action.

Local media outlets report the school system email warnings to parents of students from South Mecklenburg High, Olympic High and Martin Luther King Jr Middle School. The warnings advised parents that students who organized the walkouts and left campus would be disciplined.

The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/2lrJRFV) students at South Mecklenburg High were dismissed from class early Friday after the protest there became unruly. System officials said students were sent home early "as a precautionary measure."

Reports indicate walkouts were held in at least two other schools on Friday.

The walkouts followed Thursday's "Day Without An Immigrant" protest held across the state and nation.