Safety search at L.P. Jackson Middle finds no firearm at school

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: February 26, 2020 | 1:25 p.m.

SURRY – Things are beginning to return to normal at Surry County’s Luther Porter Jackson Middle School after an extensive search found no firearm on the school campus following a report of a possible gun at the school this morning.

In an automated message to parents, school officials said they received information about a possible gun at L.P. Jackson Middle School along New Design Road Wednesday morning. The school division did not detail what form that information came in, such as a tip from a student or a social media post.

Once the school division was made aware of the possibility of a firearm on campus, authorities were dispatched to the school and a “full school search using explosive detecting dogs” was carried out, with “no guns, bombs or ammunition” being found.

“The safety of the students, faculty and staff of Surry County Public Schools is our top priority,” the automated message said. “We ask for your continued support in our efforts to maintain safety while the students are in our care.”

L.P. Jackson Middle is expected to continue with normal activities and release on-time Wednesday afternoon.

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