CMS Sues Security Company, Saying School Panic Alarms Don't Work
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is suing an Atlanta company that sold a panic-alarm system that the district says doesn't work. The suit filed at federal court in Charlotte on Wednesday seeks a refund plus damages from Centegix, saying the company failed to deliver what it promised.
CMS agreed to pay Centegix $1.7 million to install the system at 26 schools, including all full-sized high schools. The district paid $1.1 million of that, but superintendent Earnest Winston withheld another $600,000 in January after saying the CrisisAlert system had repeatedly failed.
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