Wednesday, 14 August 2019 04:39

Student Who Issued Threat Of Violence At Area School Has Been Charged By Authorities

A juvenile will be charged with issuing a threat at a school in Iredell County. Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies received information of a plan of a possible threat of a school shooting at West Iredell High School on Monday (August 12).

Deputies received this information while investigating another incident in the area of the Iredell/Alexander County Line. The information was received from a parent, who heard that a student issued a threat regarding a school shooting on Monday when the students return to school.

An investigation was immediately initiated, officers contacted school officials, and the School Resource Officer. Deputies found the suspect and spoke with the juvenile, and the parent.

An appointment was scheduled for the juvenile and parent to meet with West Iredell High School officials and Detectives with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. During the investigation, numerous students who had knowledge of the threat were interviewed.

During the interviews it was discovered the suspect had been talking about the threat during the previous week. The student told others not to come to school on Monday.

Based on all the information gathered the juvenile was charged with communicating a false report of mass violence on educational property, a Class H Felony. All of the evidence obtained has been submitted to the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and the District Attorney’s Office. This student has a history of repeated incidents similar to this in the Iredell-Statesville School System.

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