'No credible information' on Watauga HS threat, police say

BOONE, N.C. – Following an investigation, Boone Police say 'no credible, verified information has been located to substantiate a threat to the students of Watauga High School.'

According to the Boone Police Department, detectives received a complaint around 3 p.m. Thursday in reference to the alleged threat.

A multi-agency team investigated the threat. 

“To this point in the investigation, misinformation is far more prevalent than actual information of a credible threat. We are more at ease now that the student and family are cooperating with the investigation," said Captain of Police Operations, Andy LeBeau.

According to police, the student in question was not in school.

“We take situations like these extremely seriously, and from the moment we have any indication of even the possibility of a threat, we immediately start work to ensure the safety of our students,” said Watauga County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Scott Elliott. 

"We take any report of threats against our schools extremely seriously. We are continuing to work diligently to discover the truth concerning these reported threats,” said LeBeau.

The investigation is ongoing. Police say increased security measures are planned until the investigation is resolved.

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