Rumors Of School Shooting Prompts Investigation

WTSB News learned Tuesday that no charges would be filed against two students questioned last week following rumors of a shooting at Corinth Holders High School.

Two students were reportedly overheard in a hallway at the school making comments about a possible act of violence. The rumors then spread on social media.

Johnston County Sheriff Captain A.C. Strickland said officers were notified about the incident at 5:30pm and by 9:00pm had located and questioned the two students and determined the threat was not credible.  While authorities will not be pursuing criminal charges, the Johnston County School system has the option of disciplinary action.

Principal Chase Ferrell emailed a message to parents which said in part, ” Rest assured that the faculty and staff of Corinth Holders High School take every precaution to make sure your child is safe while attending school. We take all incidents and situations seriously and ask for your continued support in addressing the important issue of student safety.”

Captain Strickland said the school system is handling the matter internally. 

Tracey Peedin Jones, Public Information Officer with Johnston County Schools told WTSB News,” Students and staff were not in danger at any point in time.”