A rumor of a possible threat at Statesboro High School Thursday was unfounded, said Dr. Ken LeCain, principal.
Someone reported a “rumor” allegedly seen on social media involving a threat to the school and students’ safety, prompting an alert sent to parents Thursday afternoon. LeCain said an investigation revealed there was no actual threat and no danger. The school was not placed on lockdown, but there was an increased police presence, with other officers joining the school resource officer as a precaution as they patrolled the school.
The incident follows a rash of similar reports of threats at area schools this week, following the Feb. 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. that left 17 dead.