Vance County High School’s rival, senior night football game against conference opponent J.F. Webb High School from Oxford was canceled last Friday night.
A social media post Friday threatened a school shooting, according to Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame.
Brame told WIZS News on Saturday that his office had identified the person responsible. He said, “Due to the responsible party’s age, we can’t release his/her name.”
This week’s game will feature the Vipers in the first round of the state playoffs.
Vance County will compete as a 25 seed and will face eighth seeded West Carteret, which is located in Morehead City.
A total of 64 teams make the state playoffs. Conference champions from each conference are seeded first by their RPI, then any second place automatic qualifiers and all at-large teams are seeded.