Thursday, June 13, 2024

Lockdown update: Pender County Sheriff detains two students after tip, no injuries reported

The suspect students did not enter a school building

Pender County Sheriff’s office has detained two students in relation to the lockdowns initiated this morning (Courtesy Pender County Sheriff’s website)

PENDER COUNTY—The Pender County Sheriff’s Office has detained two students following an incident that caused the lockdown of several county schools this morning.

According to a social media post from Pender County Schools, “At this time the Pender County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that two students have been detained following a tip received by the Sheriff’s Office. We can confirm that no suspect entered a school building and no students or staff members have been injured.”

According to school posts, information will be sent to families regarding expedited check out procedures if parents choose to pick up students early.

At this time there is no information released surrounding why the lockdown was initiated, or the cause for the detention of the students.

Calls to the sheriff’s office were referred to a deputy who did not immediately returned calls.

Port City Daily will continue to follow the story as more information is provided.

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