Contrary to some reports you may have heard, the Rev. William Barber, head of the state NAACP, has not been barred from going on Wake County school system property as a result of last week's arrest.
Greg Thomas, a Wake schools' spokesman, said people are not automatically banned from school property if they're arrested on trespassing charges. He said today no decision had been made yet on whether to bar Barber or any of the other three people who were arrested at last week's school board meeting.
It wouldn't be unprecedented to issue those trespassing notices.
The three people arrested at the March 23 school board meeting have received notices warning they'll be arrested if they show up again on school system property. The notices went out even though their court cases haven't been adjudicated yet.
What may be slowing down the decision with Barber is that Russ Smith, Wake's senior director for school security, was out last week.
In the case of two of the people arrested last week, activist Mary Williams and the Rev. Nancy Petty, the price would be higher if they got trespassed. A trespassing notice would block them from visiting their children's schools.