By Lora Lavigne, WRAL reporterWendell, N.C.– After about 60 minutes on lockdown, students from East Wake High School in Wendell returned to class around 11:20 a.m. Some trainees selected to leave for the day with parents, who, alerted to the risk, lined up outside the schools Rolesville Roadway school.
Additional law enforcement and security personnel will stay on school for the remainder of the week, and afterschool activities will be canceled on Tuesday to permit a 2nd, thorough security sweep, Alston stated.
Wake County sheriffs deputies surrounded the school to help with security and to divert traffic far from the school, a representative stated.
” Im continuously calling him stating, Are you OK? Can you come out? Where are you?” one moms and dad told WRAL News. “I see other kids coming out and hugging their moms and dads, however I have not seen him yet.”
The school was quickly on a “code red” after a threat was shared on social networks. A moms and dad sent WRAL News an image from SnapChat being flowed that showed a weapon and the words “Eastwake be all set.”
Classes resumed as scheduled at East Wake. “Law enforcement officials have identified our campus to be safe for typical operations,” Principal Stacy Alston composed in a message to parents.