Mooresville HS switches to virtual learning day as police investigate ‘potential threat’

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Mooresville High School students were switched to a virtual learning day on Friday after a potential threat was directed toward the school, according to a message sent to parents.

The message sent to parents on Thursday from Mooresville Graded School District officials said, “We realize anytime there is a potential threat directed toward a school it is extremely concerning for all involved. MGSD and MHS take the safety of our staff and students very seriously and will always err on the side of caution.”

Authorities have not elaborated on the potential threat but said the Mooresville Police Department was investigating to see where the rumor of the threat began.

“Because of the amount of students who chose not to attend school today, and we suspect will choose to not attend again tomorrow, we have decided to make tomorrow a virtual learning day for Mooresville High School,” the letter sent to parents on Thursday said. “We believe making tomorrow a virtual day is more instructionally sound than having 40 percent of our student body absent again.”

The school district said Friday night’s Mooresville High School football game will be rescheduled.

All other schools in the district remained in-person on their regular schedule.

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