Extra security at North Stanly Middle Wednesday morning

Published 12:36 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2019

North Stanly Middle School students and parents arrived Wednesday morning to find increased security precautions at the school.

Stanly County Sheriff Jeff Crisco was contacted by a North Stanly Middle School parent and teacher about safety concerns Tuesday night surrounding a social media post.

Five sheriff deputies were at the middle school Wednesday morning as a precaution.

“In lieu of what took place in Charlotte yesterday, we just wanted to be extra cautious,” Crisco said of the shooting at UNC-Charlotte Tuesday evening. “Safety is our primary concern.”

Superintendent Dr. Jeff James confirmed Wednesday that the dispute was over a post seen on Facebook Tuesday night.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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