Police say report of student with gun at West Cabarrus High School ‘not credible’

CONCORD, N.C. — West Cabarrus High School was placed on lockdown after police said there was a report of a student with a gun.

The lockdown has since been lifted according to Cabarrus County Schools, after police investigated and found reports of a weapon on campus not credible.

Concord police told Channel 9 anchor Susanna Black Wednesday morning that the school was under lockdown out of an abundance of caution after an allegation that a student may have a gun.

Officers were investigating that claim.

The Concord Police Department tweeted just before 9 a.m. that ”out of an abundance of caution, school officials have placed West Cabarrus High School in lockdown while school resource officers investigate a concern brought to them.”

The school district told Channel 9 that local law enforcement was investigating a possible threat.

About an hour later, Concord police said that while they were still investigating the report of a student bringing a gun to school, the did not believe the report was credible, and that all students were safe.

Cox Mill High School was briefly placed on lockdown earlier Wednesday morning, school district officials said, but is no longer. As of 1:45 a.m., West Cabarrus High School was still on lockdown.

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