Henderson on precautionary lockdown following reported sighting of men with guns

  • Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:43 a.m.

Henderson Independent High School has been temporarily placed on lockdown this morning, school and law enforcement officials said.

Someone reported to the school resource officer seeing two individuals walking northbound around North Main Street near the school supposedly carrying some type of long guns, said Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins.

Collins said police officers were sent to the area and did not find anyone in the area.

He said school officials made the decision to place the school on lockdown for a period of time as a precaution. The incident was reported some time before 11 a.m.

Rita Foil, Rowan-Salisbury School System spokeswoman, said the school began a “code yellow” lockdown around 10:45 a.m.

Foil said a code yellow means that classes continue as usual, but the doors to the building are locked and there are no outside activities. The lockdown is expected to lift soon, but Foil said she didn’t know when.

Notice about comments:

Salisburypost.com is pleased to offer readers the ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Salisburypost.com cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Salisburypost.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Do not post the following:

  • Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
  • Personal attacks, insults or threats.
  • The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
  • Comments unrelated to the story.