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NC school system closes due to threatening letter

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CHOWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Edenton-Chowan Schools and the College of Albermarle closed on Tuesday after officials received a letter in the mail that outlined a specific threat to the courthouse and non-specific threats to schools, according to Sheriff Dwayne Goodwin.


According to WTKR, the letter warned that people, including children, would die and listed today’s date with times throughout the morning.

The letter contained no specific names of people or schools, just the courthouse, which remains open this morning with extra security.


Bomb-sniffing dogs from Greenville and Currituck conducted a search yesterday and nothing was found to substantiate the threat.


The SBI, FBI, Coast Guard, and Highway Patrol all investigating the threat, and the letter was sent to and SBI lab for DNA and fingerprint tests.


Sheriff Goodwin says he feels confident that there’s no credible threat to community but the investigation will continue.

Source: WTKR