WILMINGTON -- More police officers will patrol around New Hanover High School Friday after a report of a gunman and threats of violence put the school on lock-down Thursday afternoon. It's the second time this week the school has been locked down. Now some students say they don't feel safe on campus. Deputies say a call was placed to New Hanover High around 2:30 Thursday afternoon referencing a gun threat on campus. Student Alexis Stallings said, "On the announcement they said there was someone in the school with a gun in their book bag, but I didn't believe it." In compliance with protocol, authorities immediately put the school on lock-down. New Hanover High School Principal Chris Furr said, "We get all of our students into a room and then we lock the doors and make sure no one gets in or out. And the doors are locked from the inside and outside to begin with." "The sheriff came in their and said lock your doors and don't let anyone leave and don't let anyone come in," one student said. No suspect or weapon was found, but some New Hanover High School students say the possibility of an armed trespasser wouldn't surprise them. Student A.J. Navarro said, "I knew Hanover would have something like this." "I was getting nervous because anyone can get on campus, there's no guards or nothing, anyone can walk on campus," another student said. Student Daysha Goodman said, "It's just so un-secure here, I don't feel safe here." Some parents agree and say they the fact they found out their child's school was on lock-down after hearing it on the news scares them. Parent Cheryl Gainey said, "I'm very appalled, I have a child that goes here and I'm worried about her safety and other children's safety." There was a deadly shooting early this week about a block away from New Hanover High School, just after school let out. Police are still looking for the suspect in that shooting and believe the incident may have been gang related.
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