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Watauga County Schools statement on false threats & swatting calls this morning

Last Updated on December 1, 2022 5:44 pm

The Watauga County Schools system issued a statement Thursday morning after several threats and swatting calls were placed to some schools in the state, including to Wilkes Central High School in neighboring Wilkes County.

Statement from Watauga County Schools:

“We are aware of multiple false threats & swatting calls being sent out to schools all across North Carolina. While Watauga has not received any of these calls we've been reassured by local emergency management & law enforcement that the calls going out across the state are false.

It is unfortunate that we must remind people that it is a felony to communicate a threat false against a public school. We just wanted everyone to know that our students and staff are safe and sound, and we have received no threats.”

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