‘Large police presence’ set for Wake Forest schools after bomb threat, officials say

Wake County News

A “large police presence” will be visible at Heritage Middle, Elementary and High Schools Wednesday after a bomb threat was called in on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Extra patrols will also be assigned to the other schools in Wake Forest, according to authorities.


Heritage High School, Heritage Middle School and Heritage Elementary School were on lockdown Tuesday because of a threat called earlier Tuesday morning, school and police officials confirmed.

Someone called in about 8:30 a.m. saying they were going to deliver a bomb to Heritage Middle later in the day, according to a Wake Forest town spokesman.

No one was allowed to enter or leave the buildings while the school was on lockdown but classes went on as scheduled.

Tuesday evening, officials said “explosive detection dogs” were performing sweeps of Heritage middle and elementary schools.

All after-school activities at Heritage Middle School and Heritage Elementary School were canceled for Tuesday.

The investigation into this incident continues, but at this time there are no suspects.

 Anyone with information concerning this case is encouraged to contact the Wake Forest Police Department at 919-554-6150.


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