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Officials investigating another threat made to Currituck County High

Posted at 9:29 AM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 09:29:35-04

Currituck Co., NC - For the second time this week, Currituck County Schools says they are investigating a threat at Currituck County High School.

“It was kind of chaotic," said 10th grader Sarah Conley. "I heard so many things from so many different people, so I had no idea what the real story was.”

Currituck County High School says they received a voicemail at 6:33 a.m. Thursday morning communicating a threat of violence against administration, staff and students. School officials would not confirm whether the voicemail was left Thursday morning, or earlier during the week.

“I didn’t know exactly what was going on, and my daughter texted me, and that’s when I found out. I didn’t get a phone call [to my cell phone],” said Sarah Conley's mother, Dina.

The threat is believed to be related to a threat authorities were investigating on Monday.

According to an arrest warrant provided by the Currituck County Jail, a 17-year-old male was arrested Monday for making threats against the school.

Parents say they wish they had more details, and worry school officials caused more harm by not communicating more specifics of the situation.

"The parents are terrified," said one mother who wished not to be identified, for fear of backlash from school officials. "My daughter called me, and said that right now, everyone is ok, but I can hear several kids in the background crying on the phone…saying they don’t want to die. They’re scared. They want to leave. They want to be homeschooled.”

The mother also told NewsChannel 3 school officials were discouraging all parents and students from speaking to media officials about the situation, however this was not confirmed by school officials.

Currituck County Schools still held classes, but restricted movement on campus.

Conley says she still has no idea what happened, even after spending the whole day at school.

“I think they should tell us what is going on, because none of us know, and everyone’s kind of scared and worried.”

Currituck County Schools have asked students and parents to stay off social media.

We will keep you updated on-air and online as more information is made available.

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