11/17/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

North Carolina Community Colleges Consider Denying Admission To Students Who Are Health, Safety Risks

North Carolina's community colleges are known for their open enrollment, but safety concerns are driving a new admissions proposal that could limit that.

The plan would allow the state's 58 two-year colleges to deny admission if a potential student poses a health or safety risk. College officials said Thursday that there isn't a specific violent incident or health scare on a campus that prompted the idea, but they said that the colleges are growing rapidly and that security is always a concern.


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