September 30, 2015
Released by: Major Jason Wank, Chief Detective
Carteret County Deputies are currently investigating a rumor that someone may show up to Croatan High School this morning armed with a gun. Although the rumor could be considered second or third hand information, it was posted to Facebook by a concerned parent.
This post has set off a negative chain of events causing false or misleading information to be posted causing additional concern. Although the post was based on rumor Carteret County Sheriffs officials are taking this matter seriously. Deputies are currently posted at Croatan High School, Bogue Sound Elementary, Broad Creek Middle, in addition to the School Resource Officers who are normally assigned to the other schools in the county. Deputies are also performing their daily school checks and providing extra patrol in the eastern part of the county. No Carteret County schools are on lockdown and deputies plan on being at the schools all day. At this time the rumor has been unsubstantiated.