The United States Secret Service was on the campus of Wilkes Community College last week according to the WILKES JOURNAL PATRIOT newspaper.
According to the report, agents were on campus Friday after receiving a report of a person allegedly making a threat against a presidential candidate. That report was confirmed by Wilkes Community College President Dr. Jeff Cox.
Cox didn’t confirm if the alleged threatening comment was directed toward Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, but the Wilkes Journal-Patriot learned through another source that Clinton was the subject of the statement.
Cox said WCC campus police followed protocol by notifying the U.S. Secret Service and that agency “sent folks up to talk with the individual” who allegedly made the comment.
He did not confirm if the person accused of making the threatening comment was a WCC employee or student.
“As far as I know, there were no charges,” he added.
Cox said WCC officials haven’t taken any action in the matter except for reporting information to the Secret Service. “We will let them finish” their investigation before taking any additional action, he added.
Chief Deputy David Carson of the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office and Wilkesboro Police Chief Craig Garris said their agencies weren’t involved.