- Associated Press - Friday, September 23, 2016

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A school being built in Horry County reflects a national trend of high-tech computers and tablets replacing low-tech lockers.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (https://bit.ly/2d9DGUt ) that school officials got a tour Thursday of a new middle school being built in the Carolina Forest area. It has 48 classrooms, a gym, cafeteria and no lockers.

Robert Ferris is CEO of First Floor K-12 Solutions in Raleigh, North Carolina, and says most schools the company is designing no longer have lockers. The firm is building five schools in the county.

School board member Holly Heniford says lockers are not as much in demand because with computers, students don’t have to lug the books they had to carry in years past.

All middle school students in Horry County get iPads.

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Information from: The Sun News, https://www.thesunnews.com/

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