Archives for: April 24th, 2019

A school should be a safe place where children have equal opportunities to gain knowledge in peace. This is why all school districts in North Carolina have been making deliberate strides to address the issue of bullying in schools.

Unfortunately, whether or not bullying is involved, sometimes student behavior goes too far and fights break out. Your idea of “school fights” may be minor scrapes where the worst thing that happens is that somebody’s nose gets bloodied, but the reality can be far more serious.

Such was the case in one elementary school [...]

As of 1st December 2011, North Carolina’s citizens have had the legal right to defend themselves in their homes, places of work, or vehicles using deadly force without duty to retreat. The legal right to defend oneself is conferred under North Carolina’s Stand Your Ground law.

Stand Your Ground laws, of course, don’t just exist in North Carolina alone. Twenty-five other states in the US, including Florida, also have these laws. They have been in existence since the 1980s and they are known by a variety of other names, including the Dirty [...]