GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Two Guilford County schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon while law enforcement officials investigated in the area, according to a statement released by Guilford County Schools.
Around 3 p.m., deputies from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office were called to Northeast Guilford High School due to a report of a weapon on campus.
NGHS and Northeast Guilford Middle School were then placed on lockdown per safety protocols.
Due to the nature of the allegation, numerous deputies from the GCSO responded, and a juvenile suspect was identified after an investigation.
No weapon was found on campus.
NGMS and NGHS delayed dismissal.
School officials say all students and staff are safe.
The full GCS statement is presented below:
Northeast Middle and Northeast High delayed dismissals while law enforcement completed an investigation in the area. Out of an abundance of caution, both schools were placed on lockdown. All students and staff are safe. Buses will be delayed slightly as we complete the last of our safety precautions. We want to thank everyone involved, especially our law enforcement partners, for keeping our students safe. And we also want to thank our parents for their patience as we followed the proper safety procedures.–GCS