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Lawmaker Wants To Mandate Background Checks For UNC Enrollees

Posted May 28, 2006 11:45 a.m. EDT

— Criminal background checks could be required of any incoming University of North Carolina student if one lawmaker gets his way.

Sen. Neal Hunt filed a bill requiring fingerprinting and checks for any incoming student in the UNC system. This comes after the homicides of two UNC-Wilmington female students. The accused killers were also students.

Police said both suspects had criminal records but lied on their college applications.