Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a suspicious phone call made to the Mini Academy Day Care on Unity Church Road yesterday (November 6).
Deputies were dispatched to the daycare center around 3:30 p.m. where they were met by the facility's director. She told Officers the center received a phone call around 3:27 p.m. from a male who told her to go to the office because he had information about one of her employees. He said the action she took would determine whether the employee and daughter would be hurt over the next couple of days.
The director told Deputies she attempted to stand to get the attention of another employee and have that employee call 9-1-1, but the caller told her to sit down and not move, indicating that he was watching her. The daycare was placed on lockdown to ensure that all employees and students were accounted for. Following a successful headcount, parents were allowed to pick up their children. The caller apparently hung up the phone without saying anything else.
The daycare is operating on a regular schedule. Residents should expect to see an increase in Sheriff’s patrol cars in the area.
Investigators are working to determine the caller's identity and location. The investigation is ongoing.