NHCS: Threatening social media post prompted lockdown at three schools

New Hanover County Schools (Photo: WWAY)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Anderson Elementary, Murray Middle, and Ashley High schools were placed under a brief lockdown Friday morning.

New Hanover County Schools says it was due to a threatening post on social media.

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Law enforcement officials investigated the post.

As of 11 a.m. the lockdown had been lifted at all schools.