NCHS on lockdown

Published 11:19 am Tuesday, January 15, 2013

CREEKSVILLE – An apparent threat made to Northampton County High School has prompted law enforcement and public school officials to place the facility on lockdown as of this morning (Tuesday).

Captain Darryl Harmon of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office told the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald that the school will remain on lockdown today until further notice. He added that no weapons or threatening individuals were found during the initial sweep of the school buildings by law enforcement officers.

Harmon said the decision to lockdown the school was based on information received by one of the SRO’s (School Resource Officer) assigned to the high school.

“That threat involved the possible presence of a weapon on campus, but none have been located as of this time,” said Harmon during a telephone conversation with this newspaper at 11:30 a.m. “Based on that threat the decision was made to immediately lockdown the school.”

Harmon added that three SRO’s are currently on the NCHS campus as well as NCSO deputies making periodic stops.

“As a precaution, our deputies are also performing safety visits, walk-throughs, at all the other schools here in Northampton County,” Harmon added.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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