Lockdown at 2 Henderson Co. schools lifted after threat made by student

HENDERSON COUNTY, NC (WSPA) - The Henderson County Sheriff's Office said a lockdown was lifted at two Henderson County schools Tuesday following a threat made by a student.

According to a news release, the sheriff's office and the Henderson County Public Schools were notified about a threat sent through a text message to a student by an unknown number.

The student then reported the message to the school resource officer and Apple Valley Middle School and North Henderson High School were placed on a precautionary lockdown for about 20 minutes.

The suspect, a student from the middle school, was taken into custody.

The lockdown was lifted and school resumed normal operations, according to the release.

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