Elizabeth City schools to increase security after social media threat

Posted at 5:10 PM, Feb 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-18 17:10:36-05

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – School officials in Elizabeth City will have extra security present at Northeastern High School on Monday after a student made a threat towards the school late Saturday evening.

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools made law enforcement aware of the situation and as a result the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office investigated the threat and carried out a threat assessment.

The threat assessment led officials to believe that the student wouldn’t have been able carry out the threat that was made .

“Safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance to ECPPS and law enforcement.  Any and all threats toward our schools, students and staff will be fully investigated and measures put in place to ensure safety,” said ECPPS in a news release.

River Road Middle School will also have additional law enforcement on campus Monday.

The District Attorney for the area will determine what charges may be filed regarding this matter.

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