Police watch school bus stops

Police and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials say they are heightening security measures after a high school student was robbed at gunpoint Monday morning while waiting for a school bus.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, along with their counterparts from Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson, are paying extra attention to students at bus stops. CMS Law Enforcement also is increasing patrols at the stops.

This is in the wake of the robbery of a Mallard Creek High School student about 6:45 a.m. Monday at Ventura Way Drive and Tom Hunter Road in north Charlotte. The student told police he was waiting for the bus when a man walked up and began a conversation. Moments later, two other men walked up behind the victim. One assailant pointed a handgun at the student, and the three suspects robbed the youth of money and personal belongings.

CMS officials said they have moved the student's bus stop to a new location.

The suspects have not been arrested.

CMS officials say they are asking the public to call 911 if they see any suspicious activity near bus stops.