Community prays for healing at Northside H.S. following recent threats

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ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS10) - Recent threats made at Northside High School have people praying for healing. Parents, students and church groups formed a prayer chain at the high school on Sunday.

About 200 people, including alumni came to the school to pray for change and hope another threat won't happen at the high school.

"Our kids come up in a very different environment,a very dark environment and they are faced with things we were not it made me angry I feared for the kids,"Sandy Nichols, an alumnus said.

Alumni said  they were shocked to hear the shooting and bomb threats made to the school.

"I am concerned about the safety about all the children who go here at north side high school I am a veteran in the United States Army and I served 18 months in Iraq serving my country it's more than just a threat when u hear about bombs going off." Kathie E Garrison, another alumnus said.

Others who attended the prayer chain said after hearing about the threats, they're just hoping for peace at the school.

"I think that this prayer circle is a good thing, I know that there are so many others praying at home and have been praying about this whole thing because God needs to be here and he is here," Carrie Tolley, a supporter said.

Roanoke County School Board Member Tom McCracken will host a community meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at Northside High School to address the recent threats made to the school.