Sheriff’s Office: Additional security at NIHS after possible threat made online

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There are additional Deputies at North Iredell High School today after threats were made against students via social media. 

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That’s according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office which says it was made aware of the threats shortly before midnight and that the sources of the threat were quickly located. 

Additional Deputies are expected today and in the coming weeks.  Iredell-Statesville Schools spokeswoman Susie Wiberg says outside of the additional security, it is a normal day at North Iredell High School.

Iredell-Statesville Schools issued the following statement Thursday morning:

“Last Evening the Principal at North Iredell High School, Teresa Hays, was informed  there was a posting on social media by a  North High student  that was threatening to the school.  Mrs. Hays,  contacted the Sheriff’s Department immediately and deputies were dispatched to the student’s home.  Mrs. Hays notified the Superintendent of the situation and advised parents, students and staff via social media.   There is an investigation underway and the student is not in school today.  Early results of the investigation indicate that this was a hoax, but threats of this kind are taken very seriously by the District and law enforcement.  Incidents such as this cause a disruption in the school day, but because of the swift response of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department, the school day is proceeding as normal at North Iredell High.  Extra deputies are on duty at that campus and will remain throughout the day.”
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