PITT COUNTY -

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of whoever fired shots toward D.H. Conley High School Wednesday. Meanwhile, more law enforcement officers will be patrolling schools in Pitt County.

According to the Pitt County Sheriff's Office, no arrest has been made in Wednesday afternoon's incident. Two men being questioned have since been released.

As a result of the shooting, deputies are stepping up patrols to ensure student's safety.

"We just want to make sure that we are increasing our presence on all campuses," said Sgt. Cam Coburn of the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.

Coburn began by visiting with school resource officers at their respective schools. For the schools without resource officers, Coburn goes inside to get a status report.

These are all steps to prevent violent events on school property. In situations where something has already happened near a school, like Wednesday's shooting, Coburn says preparation is essential.

"You assume the worst until you can determine otherwise," said Coburn. "You automatically go into the mode that you've been trained in, to find and stop the threat."

Deputies said a witness reported seeing a passenger of a gold Chevy Suburban firing shots over the roof of the SUV toward D.H. Conley High School, located on Worthington Road just outside Greenville.  It happened at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators said three shots were fired in the street in front of the school. But no injuries were reported.

There was no word on what the bullets hit and investigators said they were unsure what was the intended target.

Crime Stoppers is offering at least a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Those with tips can call Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777 or text "pittgv" and details to 274637. Callers will remain anonymous. Meanwhile, the Pitt County Sheriff's Office can be reached at 252-830-4141.

In addition, deputies and detectives will be patrolling public schools in Pitt County on Thursday and Friday, the Sheriff's Office stated. Paid overtime deputies have also been requested to patrol all campuses.

"The safety of the children in our schools is always a top priority," said Sheriff Neil Elks. "An incident this close to one of our schools requires high alert, no matter the intent of the gunman."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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Deputies have released the two people who were being questioned in connection to the shots fired toward a Pitt County High School Wednesday.

According to the Pitt County Sheriff's Office, a witness reported seeing a passenger of a gold Chevy Suburban firing shots over the roof of the SUV toward D.H. Conley High School, located on Worthington Road just outside Greenville.

Investigators pulled over two men at the intersection of Old Tar Road and Worthington Road who matched the description. The Sheriff's Office said the pair agreed to undergo a gun residue test, which would allow officials to determine if either of them had recently fired a gun.

Both of the men were released, due to a lack of information.

Pitt County Sheriff deputies are stressing people who may have seen something to come forward with that information.

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Deputies said they are questioning two people after shots were fired toward a Pitt County high school Wednesday.

According to the Pitt County Sheriff's Office, a witness reported seeing a passenger of a gold Chevy Suburban firing shots over the roof of the SUV toward D.H. Conley High School, located on Worthington Road just outside Greenville. Deputies got the call at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators said three shots were fired in the street in front of the school, but they did not say what was hit. Deputies said they were unsure what the intended target was.

There were no injuries, the Sheriff's Office stated.

Deputies said they are questioning two men in connection to the incident because their SUV matched the description of the suspect vehicle. Investigators said they are waiting for a warrant to search the SUV.