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Irate Parent Arrested After Triggering Lockdown at School

Acme News Archive
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ASHEBORO N.C. – Ramseur Elementary School was briefly placed on a modified lockdown Tuesday after an irate parent triggered a police response.

On January 10th, 2023, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office SRO responded after staff at Ramseur Elementary School reported an irate parent at the school.

While the SRO was responding, Randolph County 911 received a call where the caller claimed that someone had fired a weapon into the school.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the SRO arrived and parked in front of the door and was met by the irate parent, who they identified as Brittany Desha Andrews.

Andrews openly admitting that she was the one who called 911, but that no shooting had occurred.

The 911 call had triggered a modified lockdown which was lifted once the Sheriff’s Office completed security checks of the school.

Following the investigation into the reason the parent was at the school and the false allegation, Andrews was placed under arrest and transported to the Randolph County Jail where the magistrate found probable cause for felony false report of mass violence on educational property, misdemeanor disorderly conduct on school property, misdemeanor false report to law enforcement.

Andrews is also facing felony charges for breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure, related to another incident in Ramseur.

According to court records, police say that Andrews was involved in an incident at the Fidelity Bank in which police say she damaged two glass doors, resulting in approximately $1,000 in damage to the property.

Andrews was issued a $25,000 secured bond and her first appearance was set for January 11, 2023, in Randolph County District Court for the charges related to the school incident.

Brittany Desha Andrews

  • Felony false report of mass violence on educational property
  • Misdemeanor disorderly conduct on school property
  • Misdemeanor false report to law enforcement.

$25,000 secured bond

As of the date this article was posted Andrews is still confined at the Randolph County Jail.