A Johnston County high school was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday following a threat of violence on social media.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, Smithfield Police Department and NC State Highway Patrol responded to Smithfield Selma High School Wednesday morning after someone saw the online threat. The social media post was determined to be a hoax.
The hoax was similar to social media threats Tuesday at Corinth Holders High, and other schools in Wake and Cumberland Counties.
Officials in all three counties investigating.