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Security Threats Put 2 Wake Schools on Lockdown

Posted May 1, 2007 1:29 p.m. EDT
Updated May 1, 2007 1:31 p.m. EDT

— A former Knightdale High School student was taken into custody Tuesday after threatening people in the school cafeteria, officials said.

It was unclear whether the threats were directed at other students or school staff.

Principal Carla Jernigan called police when she learned the former student was on campus, and the former student was taken into custody, said Michael Evans, spokesman for the Wake County school system.

The school was placed on lockdown during the 15-minute incident, Evans said.

Also, Athens Drive High School in Raleigh was placed on lockdown Tuesday as a precaution after police received "security-related information" from someone outside the school, said Jim Sughrue, spokesman for the Raleigh Police Department. He declined to provide details.