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Snapchat threats lead to lockdown at Lincolnton High School

A photo of one of the alleged threats provided by a viewer. A photo of one of the alleged threats provided by a viewer.
A photo of one of the alleged threats provided by a viewer. A photo of one of the alleged threats provided by a viewer.
LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A high school in Lincoln County was put on lockdown Tuesday after social media threats were posted online, according to officials.

Lincoln County Schools confirmed Lincolnton High School was put on lockdown after multiple students received a threat on Snapchat. The threat reportedly stated there would be a shooting at the school at 2:30 p.m.

An official from the school district said Tuesday that the incident was investigated and a suspect was arrested.

The school will return to a normal schedule Wednesday with additional police on campus for the remainder of the week as a precautionary measure. 

The school released a statement regarding the threat Wednesday.

Because of the continuing Snapchat threats that were being received by students at Lincolnton High School this morning, the school increased security measures and additional police were on campus.  The Lincolnton Police Department continues to investigate all of the messages being received.

Tomorrow and Friday, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department will join the Lincolnton Police Department on campus for even more security.  Additional steps will be taken Thursday and Friday to help students feel safe on our campus.  We appreciate both law enforcement agencies working with the school system.

Absences during the last two days will not count toward the “failure due to attendance” policy.  We understand parental and student concerns and will not allow these absences to harm students.  With all the added security, students are encouraged to be in attendance Thursday and Friday.  Teachers are finishing the first semester curriculum and reviewing for final exams that begin next Tuesday.

  

The school encourages students to be at school Thursday and Friday.

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