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May 23, 2019

Haywood County Schools on Lockdown

school_front_better_2013-10-25_sizedAround noon today, a telephone call was made to local law enforcement.  The caller made threatening comments about Canton Middle School.  Law enforcement immediately notified Haywood County Schools and a decision was made to lock down Canton Middle School, Pisgah High School, Meadowbrook Elementary School, Bethel Middle School, Bethel Elementary School and North Canton Elementary School.

Canton Middle School was also evacuated to the football field due to the nature of the telephone call.

Principal Todd Barbee, of Canton Middle School, will send a voice message out shortly informing parents about procedures for checking out and picking up students.

The other schools mentioned above are on soft lock downs for precautionary purposes.  We expect those schools to dismiss using their normal procedures.

We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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