ROWANCOUNTY, N.C. -- The Rowan County Sheriff's Office is hoping the public can help to identify a vehicle that authorities believe to be connected to a phone-threat against elementary students on Wednesday.

Wednesday morning, a white male suspect called Morgan Elementary School on Liberty Road in Rowan County and stated he was coming to the school around noon to shoot people.

Morgan Elementary was immediately put on lockdown and the Sheriff's Office was notified.

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Investigators were able to determine the threat was made from a pay-phone at a business at Jake Alexander Boulevard and Mooresville Road in Salisbury.

Security footage from the business shows a white male in a small white SUV at the pay-phone used to make the threat against the school.

The threat was made on the last day of classes, and many parents and grandparents were present for last-day activities.

A police presence was established at the elementary school, and several other nearby schools also went on a precautionary lockdown while authorities conducted their investigation.

If you have information on the vehicle or anything that may assist law enforcement in this case, you're asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (704) 216-8682.

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