Five things you need to know Wednesday

1. Feels like summer

Get ready for a hot, hot, hot Wednesday. 

Charlotte and the surrounding areas are expected to see summer-like temperatures and blue skies. Click here for full forecast.

2. 'Potential catastrophe' avoided at local school

Parents and students are shocked after police say the arrest of a Forest Hills High School student may have avoided catastrophe. 

Police say a student -- under the age of 16 -- was armed with knives, a bottle of flammable liquid, fireworks, a dismantled shotgun shell and a hit list Tuesday inside his backpack. Click here for full story.

3. Washington in shock after Comey's dismissal

The search for a new permanent FBI director will move full-steam ahead Wednesday after President Trump stunned the political world by firing James Comey, abruptly ending a tenure marked by political controversies. Click here for more.

4. CMS: Over 7,000 students would change schools with reassignment plan

Parents of students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system learned Tuesday that 7,114 students would have to change schools if the board’s proposed reassignment plan passes later this month.

About 100 people signed up to address the board at a public hearing on the proposals Tuesday, with some parents waiting as long as five hours for their turn to speak. Click here for full story.

5. South Carolina gas tax

The fight over the gas tax is heating up in South Carolina. 

On Wednesday night, South Carolina's Governor vetoed a bill that would raise that fee for the first time in 30 years. But that decision could be reversed as early as Wednesday because the legislature has the votes to override it. For more, click here.

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