Education

FBI joins Wake County to tackle fake school threats

Posted August 22, 2018 5:38 a.m. EDT
Updated August 22, 2018 7:29 a.m. EDT

— Thousands of students will head back to school all over the viewing area on Monday, and safety and security is on the minds of many as more and more schools deal with threats, many of which are often a hoax.

On Wednesday at Enloe High School, Wake County schools will team up with the FBI to reduce the number of those fake threats.

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Their message is simple message -- fake bomb threats are serious, and they have a huge impact on everyone.

In April, a threat was called in to Holly Springs High School prompting a heavy police response. It turned out to be fake.

The FBI and school officials will explain to kids, parents and school leaders why threats like that can cost thousands of dollars for manpower and equipment.

The threat also disrupts the school day, impacting students, teachers and parents.

FBI joins Wake County to tackle fake school threats

The news conference starts at 2 p.m.