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Social media threat prompts lockdown at Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville

Posted October 8, 2019 12:09 p.m. EDT
Updated October 8, 2019 12:12 p.m. EDT

— A social media threat prompted a lockdown at Pine Forest High School on Tuesday, according to Cumberland County officials.

The school is under a code yellow lockdown, which means the exterior doors are locked but students change classes and go to lunch as usual, according to Lindsay Whitley, associate superintendent for Cumberland County Schools.

Whitley wouldn’t provide details of the threat but said the alert was issued “out of an abundance of caution," according to the Fayetteville Observer.

The school system’s security staff is working with law enforcement, he said.

Pine Forest High School is on Andrews Road in the northern part of the county.

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