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No active shooter threat at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem

Officers and detectives are currently on scene conducting an investigation.

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Update: Police say there is NO active #shooter threat at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Forsyth Tech has reportedly experienced gunfire, and the police are currently present at the location.

Tech alerts indicate that the Strickland Center was the site of the alleged shooting, and individuals have been advised to take shelter in place.

TechAlert: Continue to shelter in place. Two armed and dangerous black male suspects are still at large wearing gray and black hoodies. Do not engage, call 911.

Police are blocking Miller Street at the intersection of Silas Creek Parkway.

Several parents are currently present at the location, attempting to reach their children. A mother has informed the FOX3 crew that her child cannot leave due to the ongoing lockdown.

Dr. Rice, Superintendent of Stokes County Schools issued the following statement:

This is Dr. Rice, Superintendent of Stokes County Schools, with a very important message. This morning, on the main campus of Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, there was a shooting.

While I do not have all of the details, I can confirm there were Stokes County Schools students on Forsyth Tech’s campus at the time of the shooting. All Students have been accounted for and are safe.

Stokes County district administration and school staff are on site and have confirmed sixteen students from West Stokes, 14 students from South Stokes, and one student from North Stokes were on campus and are being held there by law enforcement. The main bus from North Stokes had not arrived yet and that bus was re-routed back to North Stokes.

As soon as our students are released, they will come directly back to their school campuses.

This is still an ongoing investigation, and more information will be made available in the coming hours. Again, there were students from Stokes County Schools on a field trip to Forsyth Tech during the shooting; however, all students and staff who were on these field trips have been accounted for and are safe.

We do not anticipate there is a threat to any of our schools in Stokes County at this time; however, we have been in contact with our local law enforcement and will be providing extra security to our school’s this afternoon.

Please keep all those involved in your thoughts and prayers.

Officers and detectives are currently on scene conducting an investigation.

As at the time of this report, there has been neither confirmation nor identification of any victims.

No suspects have been identified, and there has been no information immediately released regarding any arrests.

Police ask public to please stay out of the area.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.


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