The 23-year-old ex-student who shot and killed two and injured four at UNC Charlotte in April pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and other charges Thursday. A judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole.
For nearly 30 years, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools successfully broke down many of the racial and class barriers that separated its students. For the 20 years after, it was forced to undo that work. Now it’s trying to build its future with a tool from the deep past