North Surry High School and Gentry Middle School are no longer under lock down, according to law enforcement officials
Sonia Dickerson, director of communications for Surry County Schools, reported at 9:40 a.m. she was in North Surry at the time of the lock down, due to a suspicious man walking on N.C. 89. Surry County Sheriff’s Office dispatched officers to both school and are on campus.
The call came into Surry County Communications at 9:17 a.m., when a concerned motorist noticed the suspect walking and believed he was carrying a firearm.
Graham Atkinson, Surry County sheriff, said, “There was no real threat.” Officers were able to locate the man walking N.C. 89, and he did not have a weapon, and was no threat to the schools.