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Salisbury boys’ 2A playoff game moved to South Rowan

Staff report

Don’t go to Salisbury High School tonight, looking for the state 2A second round boys’ basketball playoff game.

The contest, scheduled for 7 p.m. with Salisbury’s Hornets hosting East Rutherford, has been moved to South Rowan High School.

The Salisbury High campus was on a Code Orange lockdown during the school day, based on misleading social media.

A Code Orange lockdown means that inside and outside doors are locked and that classroom doors are locked. Students remain in their classrooms and classwork continues.

Schools across the nation were thrown into a panic Thursday and Friday morning after a vague post on the Facebook account of Ray Andres.

While the original post and account seem to have been taken down, screenshots were widely circulated by parents, students, news organizations and law enforcement agencies.

The first post reads: “I will not be telling people what my name is, but I will bring a gun to school tomorrow so be prepared to hear shots.”

A post made 10 minutes later says “Yes SHS is the school I want.”

The posts, while determined to not be specifically targeting Salisbury High School, have caused rumors in and around Salisbury.

The lockdown was lifted by mid-afternoon but apparently, the decision had already been made to move the basketball game to South Rowan High in Landis.

Salisbury twitter accounts have thanked South Rowan principal Kelly Withers and athletic director Angie Chrismon for hosting tonight’s game — set for tip-off at 7 o’clock.

Salisbury is the No. 4 seed in the 2A boys West bracket and has a 24-3 record. East Rutherford is the 20th seed and stands at 19-9 for the season.

Salisbury Post reporter Rebecca Rider contributed to this article. 

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