The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a potential “threat” that occurred or didn’t occur on Thursday morning, May 5 at Northeast High School.
On Thursday evening, the Sheriff’s Department was providing no details, however, a spokeswoman for the department told the Rhino Times that the matter is under investigation and that officers were in the process of interviewing those who may have knowledge of the situation.
The Sheriff’s Department sent out a cryptic press release on Thursday evening that raised more questions than it answered.
It read in part, “The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a threat reported at approximately 09:18 a.m. on May 05, 2022 at Northeast Guilford High School, located at 6700 McLeansville Road, McLeansville, North Carolina…. Currently, the threat does not appear to be credible and the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO) Division is continuing to investigate the incident.”
The report adds, “There is no further information to provide at this time as the investigation is still ongoing.”
When asked if it was a bomb threat or a gun on campus or a threat of a related nature, the department didn’t give any details.
Several Guilford County commissioners, who were holding a regular meeting that night, said after the meeting that they were unaware of any incident or threat at the school.
At an afternoon May 5 work session, the commissioners met with school officials to discuss school funding matters. Though school security was a topic of that discussion, there was no mention of any incident at Northeast.
Whatever kind of threat it was, the Sheriff’s Department is apparently addressing it.
“We are taking proactive measures to continue to provide a safe school environment at Northeast Guilford High School,” press release stated.