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Social Media Threat - 5/23/2022

East Wake High School Families,


I am contacting you to make you aware of a social media post that could indicate a potential threat to students at our school. Please know that all students are safe.


This morning several students reported to teachers a social media post from an anonymous account that implies a threat. The teachers immediately notified our administration, who in turn summoned WCPSS Security and local law enforcement.


An investigation is underway, and out of an abundance of caution, we will have extra security on campus today and tomorrow. 


We take school threats of any kind very seriously. WCPSS Security and law enforcement agencies investigate all threats and evaluate their validity. We also work with law enforcement and the courts to prosecute anyone, adult or student, responsible for making a threat or perpetrating a hoax to the fullest extent possible under the law.


Know that we will continue to take every measure to ensure the safety of our students. Students and parents should report any suspicious activity to school administration or our anonymous tip line, (919) 856-1911.


Thank you,


Stacey Alston, Principal