Crime & Courts

Police probe threat against Charlotte high school

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools police are investigating a social media threat made this weekend against Providence High School, according to school officials.

The threat was made on Yik Yak, a phone app that provides anonymity for its users.

Providence High Principal Tracey Harrill sent an e-mail Saturday to families at the school, saying, “You can expect increased security at our school in the coming days.”

Kathryn Block, chief communications officer for CMS, confirmed that police are investigating the message. “We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously,” Block said Saturday evening. “CMS Law Enforcement is working with CMPD to investigate the matter and determine the appropriate course of action.”