Lockdowns lifted at three Charlotte schools after nearby police activity

According to CMS, the lockdowns were lifted just after 10 a.m.
Three Charlotte schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning following police activity in Steele Creek.
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 12:35 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2022 at 12:36 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Three Charlotte schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning following police activity in Steele Creek.

Officials with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said Kennedy Middle, Steele Creek Elementary and Olympic High were all placed on lockdown shortly after 8 a.m.

According to CMS, the lockdowns were lifted just after 10 a.m.

A source within the district said that this was due to shots fired in the vicinity of the schools. WBTV has contacted Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to get more information on where this shooting happened and who was involved.

Shortly after 12 p.m. Wednesday, WBTV learned Huntersville police are on scene investigating a threat sent to North Mecklenburg High School.

Additionally, it was confirmed that Cornelius and CMS police responded to Hough High School this week after a threat was sent to the school.

Officials say the threat wasn’t necessarily directed at the school itself.

Check back with WBTV for updates as they come in.

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