ZEBULON, N.C. (WTVD) -- Zebulon Middle School was placed on Code Red lockdown Friday morning.
The school was placed on lockdown due to a threat on social media, according to Zebulon police.
If there is an immediate threat to the school, a "code red" lockdown is issued, according to Wake County Schools. Students are moved into safe areas, and all interior doors are locked.
The school provided an update on its website that all students are safe and will be dismissed early.
This most recent lockdown comes the same week a lockdown was issued at a Wake County High School. In that case a student brought a loaded gun on the premises. According to the school, a staff member stopped the student outside the school around 10:45 a.m. The gun was confiscated but the school went on lockdown as a precaution within 30 minutes.
A 13-year-old in Wayne County was also arrested this week in connection with a threat made on social media.