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PO Box 843, Zebulon, Georgia 30295.
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BREAKING NEWS: Rumors Run Rampant; NO Weapon Found on School Grounds

ZEBULON - Pike County Times was contacted this morning regarding fights multiple fights at Pike County High School on Wednesday, March 22.

Then a post appeared on Facebook which asked a question regarding a Snapchat that is going around about someone having a gun at the high school related to the fights from yesterday.

Pike County Times contacted Pike County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Duncan and the Pike County Sheriff’s Office for more information on this situation.


Dr. Michael Duncan responded with the following statement:

“The administration and local law enforcement are aware of the two fights that took place at Pike County High School yesterday. We are also aware of the abundance of rumors regarding possible weapons at the school today. We have conducted several searches and are being diligent in our supervision of the students at school today. At this point, there is no credible evidence regarding the rumors that there are weapons at our school. As always, the safety of our students and our staff is our highest priority. We would ask the cooperation of our community by calling the school directly with any factual information they have and refraining from additional posts on social media.”


Major David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded by phone to advise as follows:

In the past two days, there have been separate, reported altercations in our school system. “None are related to each other,” said Major Neal.

“It appears that today, there have been rumors of a student bringing a weapon to school. Rumors are the key word here." He went on to advise that, “School officials and School Resource Deputies are following up on every rumor heard."

"As of now," he said, "there has been NO record of any student bringing a weapon (to school) or any weapons found on school grounds." [Note from the Editor: The emphasis on NO is Major Neal's and not that of Pike County Times.]


The Pike County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate this situation.

Dr. Duncan is requestion those with factual information, please call the school directly to pass on the information rather than posting it on social media.

Pike County Times LLC will continue to follow this situation.

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