High schools in Cabarrus County were closed and evacuated Thursday due to an anonymous threat, Cabarrus County Schools announced.
The Concord Police Department and Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint investigation into the threat against the schools. They provided no other details about the threat, other than that it referenced “explosive devices.”
The threat wasn’t credible, but schools were closed out of “an abundance” of caution, Concord Police said.
All high schools in the system were evacuated except for the two early college schools, a CCS spokesperson said. J.N. Fries Middle School was also dismissed.
Concord Police searched high schools throughout Concord and found no evidence of explosives. Police gave an “all clear” signal to the high schools shortly after 1 p.m., though the investigation was ongoing.
A joint criminal investigation is continuing with the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI, police said.
Cabarrus County high schools include: Central Cabarrus High School, Concord High School, Cox Mill High School, Hickory Ridge High School, Jay M. Robinson High School, Mount Pleasant High School and Northwest Cabarrus High School.
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