Charlotte schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is instructing staffers to call girls and boys "students" or "scholars" unless they are transgender.

The new policy instructs staff to stop calling students "boys" and "girls" -- except transgender students who will be identified as their chosen gender.

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Cop Charged with Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Former FAMU Football Player

In a rare occurrence, a police officer was arrested and charged with killing a black man -- and it didn't take riots or protests from civil rights leaders Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson for police to take action.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick, 27, was taken into custody and charged with shooting and killing former FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Police believe Ferrell, 24, was involved in a single car crash and may have been seeking help when he pounded on a woman's door late Saturday night.

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