Shortly before noon today (January 14), the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office received information concerning threats of a possible active shooter, as well as a bomb threat at Mill Creek Middle School.
Deputies, Catawba County Emergency Services, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded. Mill Creek students were evacuated to Bandys High School where they were reunited with their parents and guardians. No suspects or suspicious devices were found on the Mill Creek campus. All students, faculty, and staff are safe and have been accounted for. The Sheriff’s Office is working closely with Catawba County Schools administration to further ensure campus safety and security.
The Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is working in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.