Interim Wake County Schools Superintendent Stephen Gainey is downplaying rumors that have circulated in some schools locally and around the country that students will bring weapon to campus Friday.
In an automated phone call sent to all families today, Gainey says they're aware of the rumors and that "investigators have determined there is no direct or substantiated threat to students and schools." Gainey says that "our security teams and law enforcement are monitoring this situation and will continue to investigate all leads."
"I want to assure you that the safety of our students and staff is our top priority at the Wake County Public School System, and because of recent events, we understand this is a heightened time of concern about school safety," Gainey says. "We have asked local law enforcement agencies to provide extra support on Friday in the schools where this specific rumor has created concern."