Police debunk perceived social media threat at Mount Tabor High School, determine gun in video was actually BB gun
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police have debunked an alleged school threat as a false alarm.
On Monday, the Winston-Salem Police Department’s School Resource Unit learned that a Mount Tabor High School student posted a video that was perceived as a possible school threat on social media.
The video shows the student holding what appears to be a handgun.
After identifying the student, officers determined the handgun in the video was actually a BB gun.
According to police, the BB gun was never on school grounds, and there was never a direct threat to students or staff at the school.
Police do not plan to issue any criminal charges.
This comes less than two weeks after police arrested a 15-year-old student for bringing a handgun to Mount Tabor High School on Sept. 4.