NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A vague threat against a local school sparked an investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, which later determined the threat was false and a form of “swatting.”
Swatting refers to a call that provides false information about a place or a person in at attempt to get law enforcement to respond.
According to a news release from New Hanover County Schools, school resource officers and principals checked their buildings this morning out of an abundance of caution.
The threat did not mention a specific school.
The school district said it will continue to work with the Sheriff’s Office to ensure safety to all of their buildings and students.