Incorrect Smithfield School Identified In Online Threat

An online threat made against a Smithfield school turned out to be in another state.

Tuesday morning, someone saw an online post perceived to be a threat against a Smithfield school and thought it was Smithfield-Selma High School in Smithfield, NC.  Local authorities were immediately dispatched to a possible bomb threat at SSS but authorities quickly learned the threat was actually made against a school in Smithfield, Virginia, 162 miles away.

Nearby Neuse Charter School was placed on a perimeter lockdown until officials learned the bomb threat was not at SSS.