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Pinecrest High School (File Photograph/The Pilot)

Moore County Schools Police are investigating social media activity by a Pinecrest student after multiple students reported it to the school.

Principal Stefanie Phillips emailed Pinecrest parents Wednesday morning stating that the school does not believe that the “concerning posts” constitute an imminent threat.

“We are proud of our students who alerted us of these posts,” the email read. “MCS Police is conducting an investigation and will have an extra presence on campus.”

The reported content was posted on Snapchat, an instant messaging platform popular with teenagers. The application is only accessible on smartphones and allows senders to limit the length of time a message can be viewed once the recipient opens it.

Rumors of potential violence that circulated at Pinecrest back in 2018, and prompted about 25 percent of students to stay home from school for a day, were also thought to originate on Snapchat but gained ground on other social media platforms.

This is a developing story.

(2) comments

Justin Bradford

When local “leaders” like David Hensley and Steve Woodward are constantly using violent rhetoric against our citizens, it’s little surprise that the kids are now picking up on that and doing it. Severed ears, uprisings, people need to be destroyed, it all part of their plan. And it’s working perfectly. These “conservatives” are ruining our community little by little.

Patricia Bryan

Smart Phones aren't so smart - in fact I have found that none of the "smart" stuff is. My Duke electric meter is "smart" and doesn't have the correct time on it. The old one did. So I have to adjust my time-of-use time clock for the hot water heater to allow for a 5 minute discrepancy on the on and off cycles.

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