Social media threat made toward South View High School

HOPE MILLS, N.C. (WTVD) -- A threat made on social media towards South View High School has launched a police investigation.

The school will have extra officers patrolling the campus on Tuesday as a result. Cumberland County Schools released a statement acknowledging the threat:

We strive to provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff. Last night, an individual posted a threat on social media. We have notified law enforcement, and they have begun their investigation. We take this matter very seriously. As a precaution, additional law enforcement personnel are at the school today. Understanding the importance of keeping the lines of communication open with our families, the principal is sending a telephone message to families to make them aware of the situation.

There was no information released.
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