Alamance County increases security at meeting
BURLINGTON (AP) — Officials in Alamance County stepped up security at a recent board of commissioners meeting following a statement sent to a newspaper website.
The Times-News of Burlington reports Sheriff Terry Johnson said the online comment concerned county officials who called his office. Authorities decided to require those attending Monday’s board meeting to go through a metal detector at the Alamance County Civil Courts Building entrance prior to the meeting.
A deputy closed the curtains and blinds in the windows at the start of the meeting. County Manager Craig Honeycutt said Tuesday the online threat was taken seriously by county officials.
Johnson and Honeycutt said metal detectors will be used for all future county board meetings. Johnson said no charges would be filed against the person who made the comments.
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