Additional law enforcement requested at Ligon Magnet Middle School after threat

Posted May 10, 2016 9:29 p.m. EDT

— The principal of Ligon Magnet Middle School said Tuesday in a voicemail sent to parents that the campus will have additional law enforcement on hand Wednesday due to a rumor spread about a threat to the school.

Ligon Magnet Middle School principal Gretta Dula said school officials have determined the source and students involved in the rumor and are moving forward with an investigation.

School officials immediately called the Wake County Public School Security Department and Raleigh Police Department after learning of a threat to the school, Dula said.

“Although we believe this is a rumor, I want to assure you that we take student safety extremely seriously,” Dula said. “Therefore, the Raleigh Police Department and Wake County Sheriff’s Department will be providing additional police presence at the school tomorrow to provide overall safety to our school community.”

School officials did not disclose details of the reported threat. No additional information has been released.