News & Announcements

Special Board of Education Meeting

There will be a special called work session with the county commissioners on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., Swain County Administration Building, 50 Main Street, 3rd Floor Auditorium, Bryson City, NC 28713 for the purpose of discussing funding capacity and facilities needs. No action will be taken.

Board of Education Meeting

The Swain County Board of Education will have its regulare meeting, Monday, May 9, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Swain County Administration Building, 50 Main Street, 3rd Floor Auditorium, Bryson City, NC 28713.

The meeting will be broadcast on the school system YouTube link at Maroon Devil Network. To sign up for public comment at the meeting, you will need to do so 30 minutes prior to the meeting.

To submit a public comment go to:
https://forms.gle/3qWumrZcDGDTvDWM6

Lockdown lifted

At approximately 7:45 this morning a teacher at East Elementary School was notified by a student of a potential gun in another student’s backpack. The teacher opened the backpack and saw what she believed to be a handgun. The teacher immediately notified East Elementary Principal Amanda Sutton who secured the bag and placed the school on lockdown. Our School Resource Officer then took the bag, and upon initial observation believed it to be a handgun. Once he took it out of the backpack, he discovered that it was an airsoft gun. At this time, with the airsoft gun secured, there was no further threat and the lockdown, and perimeter lockdown of our Swain County Schools, was lifted and all activities have returned to normal. The investigation into the incident by Swain County Schools is ongoing at this time.

East Elementary Lockdown - UPDATE

This morning we were notified of a potential threat at East Elementary School. All schools were put on perimeter lockdown. As of now, the immediate threat has been resolved. East Elementary remains on a perimeter lockdown. The perimeter lockdown has been lifted from west elementary, middle and high school. School personnel along with emergency personnel will continue to monitor the situation.

As soon as we have more information, we will communicate it through all channels.

East Elementary Lockdown

East Elementary has been placed on a lockdown and all other school are placed on perimeter lockdown. School personnel along with emergency personnel are currently evaluating the situation and working to resolve it. Please do not call or go to the schools until further information becomes available. As soon as we have more information, we will communicate it through all channels.

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