School bomb threats Monday morning not ‘credible’

Published 11:40 am Monday, April 17, 2023

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Davie County Schools was one of at least three in North Carolina that received bomb threats on Monday morning.

The anonymous email said there were bombs on school premises. Superintendent Jeff Wallace said that after an initial investigation, the threat is not believed to be credible, but the system went through safety plans just the same.

“School administrators and School Resource Officers (SROs) are following safety plans on school campuses, as we also work with additional law enforcement onsite and technology experts to gather additional information,” Wallace said. “We do not believe there is a real, credible threat.  At the same time,we want to let families know as soon as possible that we are working closely with law enforcement to ensure the safety of students and staff as they continue through the day today.
“The safety of our students and staff is always at the forefront of everything we do.  As we have seen a rise in safety concerns across the nation, schools have also seen an increase in threats that are not credible but are disruptive.  This morning, we, along with at least one other school district in North Carolina, received an anonymous email about potential bombs on school premises.

“We appreciate your support as we continue to work together to keep our students and staff safe,” Wallace said.

The Davie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the origin of  the secure email, which was also sent to Lexington, Camden and Lenoir systems. Law enforcement officers will remain at each school in the county all day. No specific schools were mentioned in the threat.