Student with autism crowned Homecoming King at Charlotte high school

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A student with autism received the honor of being named Homecoming King at a Charlotte high school, CMS tweeted Sunday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said students at South Mecklenburg High School elected Blake Rice, a fellow student with autism, as their new Homecoming King.

“We are so proud of you for this amazing display of love and inclusion,” CMS tweeted Sunday.

A video shows Blake being cheered on by students and staff members as he was crowned.

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