Colleges consider barring students for health, safety risks ::

RALEIGH, N.C. — 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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