WXII 12 News headlines from 6 p.m. Oct. 10


>>SOMEONE OUT THERE HAS THE KEY
TO BRING THIS GIRL HOME. SHE IS GREENSBORO’S LITTLE GIRL. KENNY: NEARLY 24 HOURS LATER,
STILL NO SIGN OF THE MISSING
THREE-YEAR-OLD FROM GREENSBORO. AMBER ALERT REMAINS IN EFFECT
FOR AHLORA LINDIMENT. TALITHA: SHE WAS ABDUCTED NORTH
OF EAST WENDOVER AVENUE. KENNY: THEY DO HAVE A SUSPECT. STEVE KING IS LIVE WITH THOSE
DETAILS. STEVE: I AM HERE IN FRONT OF THE
MERRY-GO-ROUND WHERE ABOUT 24
HOURS TODAY, SHE WAS TAKEN BY
THIS WOM WHO THEY SAY IS IN
HER 20’S. THEY NED THE PUBLIC’S HELP
FINDING AND IDENTIFYING THIS
WOMAN. INVESTIGATORS WITH GREENSBORO
POLICE AND THE FBI ARE NOW
INTERVIEWING PEOPLE, SEARCHING
NEARBY BUILDINGS AND LOOKING FOR
CLUES TO HELP THEM BE LED TO
HER. POLICE OFFICERS WERE AT THE
CLAREMONT APARTMENTS IN FULL
FORCE, CANVASSING THE AREA. BUT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO
IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT. THEY JOINED IN THE EFFORT TO SEE
IF ANYBODY KNOWS ANYTHING. THE STEPMOTHER MAKING THESE
PLEAS TO THE PUBLIC.>>EVERY SECOND THAT CHILD IS
NOT WHERE SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE,
SHE IS IN DANGER. MY PLEA TO YOU IS TO HELP US. ANYTHING YOU THINK HAPPENED,
REPORT IT.>>SHE DOES NOT DESERVE THIS. JUST PLEASE BRING HER HOME.>>THIS IS THE POST THAT POLICE
ARE PLASTERING EVERYWHERE RIGHT
NOW. THE MAN WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
WATCHING THE CHILDREN WAS INSIDE
AT THE TIME. FAMILY MEMBERS SAY THAT SHE HAS
A VERY DISTINCTIVE WALK. SHE WALKS PIGEON TOED. REPORTING LIVE FROM PHILLIPS
AVENUE IN GREENSBORO STEVE KING
WXII 12 NEWS. KENNY: THANK YOU, STEVE. WE WANT TO GIVE YOU MORE LOOK AT
THE SURVEILLANCE PHOTO, AND
AHLORA. THE 3-YEAR-OLD IS ABOUT TWO FEET
TALL AND WEIGHS ABOUT 40 POUNDS. IF YOU RECOGNIZE THIS WOMAN IN
THIS SURVEILLANCE PHOTO OR YOU
SEE AHLORA, CALL THE GREENSBORO
POLICE DEPARTMENT’S TIP LINE. THAT NUMBER IS ON YOUR SCREEN
336-574-4035
TALITHA: AND THERE IS A $2000
REWARD BEING OFFERED FOR HER
SAFE RETURN. WE WILL SEND BREAKING NEWS
ALERTS AND YOU CAN GET THAT
ALERT BY DOWNLOADING THE FREE
NEWS MOBILE APP. KENNY: HIGH POINT POLICE SAY A
STOLEN CAR COULD BE A CLUE IN A
TEENAGER’S MURDER. DETECTIVES SAY SOMEONE SHOT
17-YEAR-OLD KOBE MANWARREN IN
THE CHEST LAST NIGHT NEAR
TRIANGLE LAKE ROAD. HE DIED AT THE HOSPITAL. A 15-YEAR-OLD WAS ALSO SHOT AND
IS IN THE HOSPITAL TONIGHT IN
CRITICAL CONDITION. WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING AT
LEAST TWO PEOPLE FIRE SHOTS FROM
A SILVER CAR. DETECTIVES SAY A FORD FOCUS
SIMILAR TO THE ONE IN THIS PHOTO
WAS REPORTED STOLEN A FEW HOURS
BEFORE THE SHOOTING. THEY DON’T YET KNOW IF THE TWO
CRIMES ARE RELATED, BUT
DETECTIVES SAY STOLEN CARS HAVE
BEEN USED IN RECENT SHOOTINGS. CALL POLICE IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING
ABOUT THE MURDER OR THE STOLEN
CAR. TALITHA: DEPUTIES SAY THERE WAS
NOTHING TO A REPORTED SCHOOL
THREAT THAT PROMPTED A LOCKDOWN
IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY. A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SCHOOL
SYSTEM SAYS, STUDENTS AT
MCMICHAEL HIGH SCHOOL IN MAYODAN
TOLD ADMINISTRATORS THEY HEARD
SOMETHING ABOUT A THREAT. THE SCHOOL WAS LOCKED DOWN WHILE
DEPUTIES INVESTIGATED. THEY SAY THE THREAT WAS
UNSUBSTANTIATED. KENNY: A CHROMEBOOK THAT
OVERHEATED AND STARTED
SMOLDERING AT LEWISVILLE
ELEMENTARY IS NOW THE CENTER OF
A CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY
COMMISSION INVESTIGATION. THE WISNTON-SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT PULLED 20,000 OF
THESE LAPTOPS OUT OF USE
YESTERDAY. A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SCHOOL
DISTRICT SAYS IT LOOKS LIKE THE
PROBLEM STARTED IN THE BATTERY. ADMINISTRATORS CALLED THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT AND EVACUATED THE
SCHOOL. NO ONE WAS HURT. TALITHA: HAPPENING NOW, A CHANGE
TO A SCHOOL DISCIPLINE POLICY IS
ON THE AGENDA FOR THE GUILFORD
COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD. THAT MEETING STARTED JUST A FEW
MINUTES AGO. KENNY: THE PROPOSED CHANGE WOULD
IMPACT SHORT-TERM SUSPENSIONS,
MAKING PARENTS MORE AWARE OF
THEIR CHILDRENS’ RIGHTS AND
GIVING THE SUPERINTENDENT MORE
CONTROL. TALITHA: BUT NOT EVERYONE IS ON
BOARD WITH ALL OF THIS. BILL O’NEIL EXPLAINS FROM
GREENSBORO. BILL: A SPOKESMAN FOR THE
SCHOOLS SAYS THEY WANT EVERY
PARENT TO KNOW THEY HAVE RIGHT
TO DUE PROCESS IF THEIR CHILD IS
SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL FOR
10-DAYS OR LESS. THE CHIEF OF GUILFORD COUNTY
SCHOOLS SAYS PARENTS ALWAYS HAD
THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THEIR
CHILD’S SUSPENSION, BUT IT WAS
AN INFORMAL PROCESS THAT MANY
DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT.>>THERE WILL NOW BE A WRITTEN,
APPEAL PROCESS. EVEN THOUGH WE ALREADY DO IT IN
MANY CASES INFORMALLY, IT WILL
BE FORMALIZED. BILL: THE NEW WRITTEN POLICY
GIVES THE SUPERINTENDENT THE
FINAL WORD ON SUSPENSIONS, IN
— SUSPENSIONS. IN THE PAST, PRINCIPALS NORMALLY
HAD FINAL SAY. BILL: [INAUDIBLE]
>>IT VARIED FROM SCHOOL TO
SCHOOL. BILL: CRITICS OF THE PROPOSED
CHANGE FEAR IT WOULD LEAD TO
FEWER SUSPENSIONS AND MORE
TROUBLE IN SCHOOLS. MICHAEL LANGONE IT’S A NUMBERS
GAME. IF SUSPENSIONS ARE LOW, RALEIGH
SAYS NOTHING. THIS IS PART OF THE LIBERAL
EDUCATION AGENDA. AMY PEGRAM WHY DOES SHE WANT ALL
SUSPENSIONS TO GO THROUGH HER? IN REFERENCE TO THE
SUPERINTENDENT. IS IT TO REDUCE EVEN FURTHER THE
TOO FEW SUSPENSIONS THAT OCCUR
NOW? MARC RIDGILL SO SHE CAN
OFFICIALLY ELIMINATE THEM
ALTOGETHER, NO MATTER THE
OFFENSE OR THE DETRIMENT TO THE
MAJORITY OF OTHER STUDENTS. SPOKESMAN TONY WATLINGTON SAYS
THERE WILL BE NO MAYHEM IN THE
SCHOOLS, AND PRINCIPALS WILL BE
SUPPORTED.>>DUE PROCESS DOES NOT MEAN
THAT WE WILL HAVE ANARCHY. WE ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT HAVE
ANARCHY. BILL: RECORDS SHOW GUILFORD
COUNTY SCHOOLS HANDED OUT MORE
THAN 6000 SHORT SUSPENSIONS LAST
YEAR. NEARLY 500 DUDLEY HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENTS WERE SUSPENDED FOR A
TOTAL OF 2692 DAYS. FEWER THAN A 100 NORTHERN
WERE SUSPENDED FOR 241-DAYS.>>YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE MORE
CHARGES FOR KIDS IN A HIGH
POVERTY SCHOOLS AND YOU DO IN A
LOW POVERTY SCHOOL. BILL: WATLINGTON SAYS THE
DIFFERENCE IS A DUE PROCESS
ISSU
>>THAT DOES NOT REPRESENT
EQUITY AND I THINK IT IS
CONSTITUTIONALLY INAPPROPRIATE. BILL: DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS
HELP RECTIFY THIS?>>IT HELPS US HAVE THE
CONVERSATION FIRST TO MAKE SURE
THAT PARENTS AND STUDENTS HAVE
THE RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS. BILL: THE DISCIPLINE POLICY IS
ON THE AGENDA FOR TONIGHT’S
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING. IT IS A FIRST READING, NOT A
FINAL VOTE. IF BOARD MEMBERS DECIDE TO MOVE
FORWARD, THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE 30
DAYS TO COMMENT BEFORE ANYTHING
IS DONE.

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