UPDATE: After Andrews High lock down, schools will have early dismissal

News, Police & Government

UPDATE: Cherokee County Schools made an announcement on Facebook concerning the lock down that is occurring at Andrews High School. The posted announcement reads:

“There is no impending Danger to students in the Andrews area; however, due to parent concern, Andrews area students will be released immediately. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

ANDREWS, N.C.-  At about 11:30 a.m. this morning, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department announced that Andrews High School is on lockdown. At this time, it is unsure whether all of the schools in Andrews are on lockdown as well. The announcement posted on Facebook reads:

“The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is aware that Andrews High School is currently in a lock down. This protective measure was taken by the Andrews High School due to a current domestic situation where a non-custodial parent had made statements about coming to the high school and removing a student.

“There is no current information to indicate that the individual who made the statements is on the grounds of the school. Presently all students and staff are safe and secure. The lockdown has been accomplished to ensure continued safety.

“The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with the Cherokee County Schools Company Police, and the Andrews Police Department continue to work with the school’s staff during this situation.”

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Andrews Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15 year old missing juvenile

Police & Government


The Andrews Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15 year old missing juvenile who went missing from Andrews Public Library. Cecilia Genevieve Mendoza , 15, was reporting missing by her foster family members. She was last seen around 4:15 p.m. Monday 02/06/2017, leaving the Andrews Public Library. Possibly headed to Jackson County and in the company of her mother Kimberly Dawn Crowe.


Anyone knowing the whereabouts of this missing person is asked to call the Cherokee County Communications Center at 828-321-4224 or call 911.

Missing Child Cherokee, NC


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