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Sheriff’s Office Investigating “Generic Threat” Against Area Schools

Sheriff’s Office Investigating “Generic Threat” Against Area Schools

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THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED Click here or scroll down to see the most recent update. ASHEBORO N.C. - Late Sunday night the Randolph County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a "generic threat against schools circulating on social media." The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is aware of a generic threat against schools circulating onsocial media. The threat is a screenshot and names no specific school. The threat mentionsspecific details that does not seem to coincide to any schools within the Randolph County SchoolSystem.We are continuing to investigate the threat but have found no credibility to it at this point. Weask that citizens not share the threat on any social media platform as it only serves to incite panicand fear, which may be the ultimate goal of the origin...
Sheriff’s Office Investigating Vague Threats Circulating on Social Media

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Vague Threats Circulating on Social Media

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Deputies and School Resource Officers across Randolph County are taking extra precaution today after receiving information about vague threats of a school shooting were found on social media. On the evening of May 4th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says it received information regarding a potential threat to schools in Randolph County. "Detectives are actively investigating a picture posted on Snapchat that shows an image of a phone screen with a message related to a threat to commit a school shooting on May 5," said the Sheriff's Office in a press release. The photo being circulated on Snapchat is being sent to schools across North Carolina and other states. The original threat does not mention a specific school. [Photo provided by Randolph Cou...
Online Threat to Randleman High School A Hoax Says Sheriff’s Office

Online Threat to Randleman High School A Hoax Says Sheriff’s Office

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(Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - An online threat posted to social media this weekend against Randleman High School turned out to be a hoax, says the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. According to a press release, on June 4th, 2022, at 7:30 pm, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says it received a report of threatening statements made towards Randleman High School on social media. The Department brought in investigators from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit who were able to identify the address where the messages were sent. Patrol units and detectives responded to the address and were able to identify the individual, a juvenile, who sent the messages. The juvenile, who will remain unnamed, admitted to making the statements and investigators say the j...
Liberty Police Facebook Page Gets ‘Depublished’ Without Warning

Liberty Police Facebook Page Gets ‘Depublished’ Without Warning

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Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash ASHEBORO NC – The Liberty Police Department recently found that Facebook had “depublished” the Departments page on the social media site, and they still are not sure why, or if they will get it back. The Town of Liberty announced the news on their Facebook page on Wednesday October 13th 2021. The post said that Facebook removed the page for “violation of community standards” and that Facebook has “refused to tell the Police Department exactly why the page had been depublished”. According to Facebook’s website violation of community standards could include anything from violence, exploiting children, hate speech, false medical advice or an inauthentic page or content. “There were no warnings, no notice of any kind” said David Semrad, Chief of Poli...