Add Apex Middle School and Athens Drive High to the list of Wake County schools getting extra security Friday in response to rumors that students will bring weapons to campus that day.
Those two schools, along with Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, will see extra police and school security staff on campus. They're all dealing with rumors about impending violence that school officials say aren't believed to be real.
But no one is taking chances at those three schools in the aftermath of last week's Connecticut school shootings. Mike Charbonneau, a Wake schools' spokesman, said extra security will be provided to any other schools that have concerns.
Charbonneau said the rumors circulating at the three schools are part of a national rumor that's floating around about school violence. Similar rumors were spread nationally after the Columbine High School massacre in 1999.