Threatening text messages put Leak Street School on lockdown

RCSBy Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — Leak Street School in Rockingham was placed on lockdown earlier today after several students reported receiving threatening text messages from an unknown phone number.

School officials at 377 Mizpah Road promptly notified law enforcement and the school entered a temporary lockdown while the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigated the source of the messages,” according to an email from Mallory Brown, public information officer for Richmond County Schools.

A student notified school officials of the threatening message during first block at about 9:30 a.m., Brown said.

“The school immediately went into a lockdown while law enforcement investigated the incident,” Brown said. “The lockdown was lifted at approximately 1 p.m.”

“Following the investigation, the school resumed a normal schedule,” Brown said in the statement. “No students were harmed. Please know that student safety remains our highest priority at Leak Street High School.”

Brown said parents were alerted to the incident SchoolConnects phone service.

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