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Threat toward Archdale-Trinity Middle prompts extra law enforcement presence at school Tuesday

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Update: According to a news release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, the “initial investigation of the alleged threats has shown the threats to be non-credible. Investigators have identified juveniles that may have been responsible for communicating these threats. Additional law enforcement personnel will be in the area until the investigation is complete. The investigation is still ongoing.”

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A threat toward Archdale-Trinity Middle School was posted on social media over the weekend and extra law enforcement personnel will be at the school Tuesday, according to Tim Moody, public information officer for the Randolph County School System.

A call to ATMS parents from Principal Todd Beane said, “I am calling to make you aware that a threat towards Archdale-Trinity Middle School was posted on social media over the weekend. Please know that the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating the situation throughout the weekend.

“Furthermore, additional members of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department will be on the Archdale-Trinity Middle School campus all week as a result of this situation. Please be assured that the safety of our students and staff is our first priority at all times.”

It is unclear what the threat said.