BREAKING: North Carolina high school is closed as police search for reported gunman on campus
- Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is closed
- Police looking for reported gunman
- It’s unclear if anyone was shot
- Police told Dailymail.com at 1:40 PM that officers are on the scene
- Winston-Salem Police Department issued a statement on Twitter at 1:00 PM: “Mount Tabor High School has been closed. There has been a shooting on school grounds
A North Carolina is in lockdown Wednesday afternoon as police search for a reported gunman on campus.
Winston-Salem Police Department told DailyMail.com at 1:40 p.m. that officers were still on the scene at Mt. Tabor High School – about 100 miles west of Raleigh – and didn’t say if anyone was shot.
The latest public statement from the police came as a 1:02 pm tweet.
“Mount Tabor High School is locked. There has been a shooting on school grounds,” police said.
“We and the WSPD have secured the campus and are doing everything we can to keep the students safe. We are actively investigating what happened and will share confirmed information when it becomes available.”
Meanwhile, frantic parents search for rumors to get information. They parked their cars on the sidewalks a few blocks from the high school while police directed traffic away from campus.
You saw students and parents walking away from campus to a nearby shopping center.
The city tweeted that parents are not allowed to comment on the school, which has more than 1,500 students.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said at 1:48 p.m. that they were transporting students and instructed the parents to go to Harris Teether — not the Robinhood YMCA as previously instructed — to be reunited with their children.
“The reunification will take some time as the students will be transported in phases,” the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said.