WBTV News is reporting that Mint Hill Police will take over safety at two area schools: Northeast Middle School and Independence School. The MHPD also plans to cover the new Rocky River High School when it opens in Mint Hill in 2010-2011.

WBTV will air the story tonight at 5:30, but not without controversy:

WBTV’s Dedrick Russell is covering this story.  He will ask if parents should be concerned about a possible changing of the guard.  The Mint Hill Police Department only has 18 officers.