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Officials: School placed on lockdown following bomb threats


PHOTO: WMDT

UPDATE:

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NC – All crisis protocol codes have been lifted and all schools are clear, according to Rockingham County Schools Public Information Officer Karen Hyler.


Law enforcement has now addressed the situation and has indicated that all schools are safe to return to their regular routine.


Hyler said the sheriff’s office has someone of interest.


ORIGINAL:

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NC – A Rockingham County high school was placed on lockdown following bomb threats on Wednesday morning.


Rockingham County Schools said they received phone calls communicating bomb threats at Rockingham County High School, Dalton L. McMichael High School and Reidsville High School.


The threat at McMichael High School resulted in a lockdown.


“Please know our law enforcement is located at all schools and is protecting our students and staff,” Rockingham County Schools said in a Facebook post.


All other schools in the district have been put on secure perimeter for safety.


“This is an active investigation at this time and parents are not permitted to pick up students until this is lifted,” the district added.

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