Justin Kyle Ray, 36, of Lincolnton, is accused of striking a teacher Saturday at West Lincoln High. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office photo/WBTV
Justin Kyle Ray, 36, of Lincolnton, is accused of striking a teacher Saturday at West Lincoln High. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office photo/WBTV
Justin Kyle Ray, 36, of Lincolnton, is accused of striking a teacher Saturday at West Lincoln High. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office photo/WBTV

Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering beats including schools, crime, immigration, the LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history, and a minor in geology.