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Additional officers at CMS school following social media threat

School administrators said a picture of a gun also included a caption that told students to stay at home on Monday if they wanted to be safe.
Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 8:46 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2021 at 1:18 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Additional officers were on the campus of a Charlotte middle school Monday after a snapshot of a gun was shared by students on social media, school officials said.

In a message sent Sunday night to Alexander Graham Middle School families, school administrators said the picture also included a caption that told students to stay at home on Monday if they wanted to be safe.

School staff said the picture originated on the social media app Snapchat.

Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools police department as well as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department were notified and they are investigating the post, according to the message to Alexander Graham Middle families.

“Please share with your child that sharing a post of this nature has very serious consequences and we appreciate any information about where this post originated,” school staff said.

While some parents felt safe sending their children to school Monday, at least one did not.

“We decided that it would just be the best bet. One wrong incident that one day could just be just a bad choice. So we decided to be safe rather than sorry,” parent Claire Frank said.

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