Extra police presence at Fuquay-Varina school after threat made, officials say

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WNCN) — Extra officers will be at a Wake County high school on Thursday after a verbal threat was made on Wednesday afternoon, officials say

Police officials said the incident happened at Fuquay-Varina High School around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

After an investigation, officials determined that there was “no actual danger” and that no weapon was involved, according to a statement from Fuquay-Varina Police.

“We will have additional police presence at the school tomorrow to reduce concerns and to provide overall safety to our community school,” police said.

Officials say that they are continuing the investigation, however, and that “rumors are circulating” as a result of the incident.

“As this is an ongoing investigation, please do not share rumors and perpetuate fear on social media,” police said.

Here is the complete statement from Fuquay-Varina Police:

“On today’s date at approximately 1 pm at Fuquay-Varina High School, the assigned FVPD School Resource Officer was informed by School Officials of alleged threatening verbal statements made by a student to two other students occurred at the high school today. An investigation occurred immediately through a coordinated effort between school officials and this department to ensure the safety of the involved students, all other students and the school itself. There was no actual danger to any student or to the school. No weapon was involved and no overt act occurred as determined through our investigation. No further threat or danger to the school or students has been determined through investigative efforts. The appropriate action is occurring though school administration and through our investigative efforts. We are continuing to investigate this case and want to ensure that correct public record information is shared to reduce any fears or concerns. There are rumors circulating in the community and on social media regarding a threat to FVHS tomorrow. We want to ensure the public that there is no credible threat to the school per our investigation. We will have additional police presence at the school tomorrow to reduce concerns and to provide overall safety to our community school. We appreciate the outreach to the police department by concerned citizens. By working together we provide safety for the Town of Fuquay-Varina and our schools. As this is an ongoing investigation, please do not share rumors and perpetuate fear on social media. Thank you for your cooperation.”

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