Incident at Swain High - 5/18/23
Today’s incident at Swain High School involved the report of a possible weapon on campus. School administration including Principal Sonya Blankenship, Assistant Principals Michael Turner and Dennis Jones along with SRO Dave Zalva in conjunction with the Swain County Sheriff's Department acted quickly and decisively to apprehend the suspect before entering the building. A thorough search and investigation found no trace of a weapon on our campus. It is important to note that Swain County Schools and the Swain County Sheriff's Department acted in a coordinated effort to ensure the safety and well being of our students and staff. Swain County Schools cares deeply for the welfare of every student and staff member and will not tolerate weapons of any kind at our schools. No further statements about this incident will be made.