PITTSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A report of “shots fired” near Northwood High School in Chatham County put the school on lockdown Monday around 8 a.m., officials confirmed.
A teacher reported hearing a single gunshot come from a wooded area near the school just before 8 a.m.
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsboro Police Department and North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene. The area was searched for a suspect or weapons.
Nothing was found during that sweep but deputies will remain on campus until the end of the school day, the sheriff’s office said.
All students and staff are safe, officials said.
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said the wooded area near the school is popular with hunters.
The lockdown was lifted a few hours after it was enacted.