Lockdown lifted at 3 Carteret County schools

Carteret County Schools officials said three schools, Broad Creek Middle School, Croatan High School and Bogue Sound Elementary School, briefly were under lockdown Tuesday morning. (Cheryl Burke photo)

Editor's note: This article was updated at 5:36 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, with more information from the Carteret County Sheriff's Office. 

BROAD CREEK — At the request of the Carteret County Sheriff’s Department, three county schools were briefly placed on lockdown at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, according to Superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson.

“Croatan High School, Broad Creek Middle School, and Bogue Sound Elementary School went briefly into Lockdown as a situation in the community was being handled by law enforcement. Although the schools were not threatened or in harm’s way, lockdown procedures were implemented out of an abundance of caution,” Dr. Jackson stated in an email Tuesday morning.

“Our school day quickly resumed after receiving an all-clear indication from law enforcement,” he continued.

Dr. Jackson further thanked law enforcement for their assistance.

“I greatly appreciate the support of our law enforcement partners in keeping our students and staff members safe,” he said.

According to CCSO Public Information Officer Nick Wilson, the schools were temporarily placed on lockdown while deputies investigated a report Tuesday morning of a man shot in the leg in the area of Broad Creek Loop Road.

Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Josh Phillips notified the school system’s central office about the incident and the decision was made to lock down the schools as as precautionary measure until the man could be located.

“The man was located a short time later and it was quickly determined the individual was suffering from extreme mental impairment,” Mr. Wilson said. “The man was transported to Carteret Heath Care and deputies determined the man had not been shot. There is no threat to the community.”

 

Contact Cheryl Burke at 252-726-7081, ext. 255; email Cheryl@thenewstimes.com; or follow on Twitter @cherylccnt.

 

(Previous report)

BROAD CREEK — At the request of the Carteret County Sheriff’s Department, three county schools were briefly placed on lockdown at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, according to Superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson.

“Croatan High School, Broad Creek Middle School, and Bogue Sound Elementary School went briefly into Lockdown as a situation in the community was being handled by law enforcement. Although the schools were not threatened or in harm’s way, lockdown procedures were implemented out of an abundance of caution,” Dr. Jackson stated in an email Tuesday morning.

“Our school day quickly resumed after receiving an all-clear indication from law enforcement,” he continued.

Dr. Jackson further thanked law enforcement for their assistance.

“I greatly appreciate the support of our law enforcement partners in keeping our students and staff members safe,” he said.

 

This is a developing report.

 

Contact Cheryl Burke at 252-726-7081, ext. 255; email Cheryl@thenewstimes.com; or follow on Twitter @cherylccnt.

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