Social media threat toward John A. Holmes deemed not credible, officials say

North Carolina
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EDENTON, N.C. (WAVY) – A threat made toward John A. Holmes High School in Edenton Friday morning was deemed to be not credible, school officials confirmed with 10 On Your Side.

Mid-morning, school and law enforcement officials were alerted to a social media post that said a student was going to “shoot up” the school.

The students involved in the post were identified and detained and officials determined the threat was not credible.

As a precaution, student book bags were searched and there were no firearms discovered.

School officials decided to dismiss the high school early for the day.

In a note from Edenton-Chowan Schools Saturday, Edenton Police confirmed the false reports.

“There were no firearms on campus today and the threat was not credible,” officials said.

Read the statement below:

Message from Edenton-Chowan Schools

Hello,
I want to share with you the statement we have shared with media. There have been false reports shared, so please feel free to share this with your groups. There were no firearms on campus today and the threat was not credible. Thank you so much for your care and support!Schools officials and law enforcement received a social media post mid-morning that reported a student was going to “shoot up” the school. Involved students were quickly identified, detained and questioned. The threat was deemed not to be credible. In an abundance of caution, book bags were searched. There were no firearms on campus. Due to heightened anxiety, the high school was dismissed in an orderly fashion. Students have safely returned to their homes.

Dr. Michael Sasscer, Superintendent | Edenton-Chowan Schools

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