MORGANTON, North Carolina – Many students were picked up early from Table Rock Middle School in Morganton on Monday after the district said it was investigating a social media threat.
The headmaster told families they had allowed loved ones to remove their children from school, saying the health and well-being of students and staff was their top priority.
He said the district was aware of some news mentioning Table Rock Middle making its way on social media. Several parents told Channel 9’s Dave Faherty it was a threat to the school, and the sheriff’s office and the district said they were working together to determine where it was coming from.
Schools in Burke County have confirmed the threat is from social media and screenshots of the threat are being shared between students and family members.
âI think the cryptic message made everyone, every parent, you know, their heart skip a beat. Well, I’m going to have my child now before anything happens, âsaid one mother.
Additional MPs could be seen on campus Monday morning.
“I think safety is number one and I think maybe there is more organization when an event like this occurs to make sure the children can safely exit school. security, âsaid Father Johnny Cooper.
Channel 9 asked the district how many students had left. They said more than 500 people attend school and more than 300 are now at home, and that number continues to increase as more parents come to school.
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