Officials: No threats against Columbia High School, incident still under investigation


COLUMBIA, N.C. (WNCT) An investigation showed there was no threat against Columbia High School, officials said.

Superintendent of Tyrrell County Schools, Oliver A. Holley, said that on Thursday, district staff was made aware of a possible threat to Columbia High School circulating on social media.

Tyrrell County Schools administrators reported the information to the Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Department.

Based on the investigation with local law enforcement, school officials said there was no threat to the school, staff or students.

The decision to close school on Friday was made to allow time to investigate the matter.

“We understand situations such as this are deeply concerning to parents, students, and the greater community,” said Superintendent Holley. We want you to know that the administration of Tyrrell County Schools has exercised extreme diligence and taken all proper actions required by law and in the best interests of our students and faculty.”

Superintendent Holley said the school will reopen on Monday.

School officials said there will be law enforcement officers on and around campus, as a precaution.

The Student Services staff, along with additional support from Mobile Crisis staff will be available for those students and staff that are in need.

The incident is still an active investigation of law enforcement.

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