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Burgaw Middle School student arrested for threatening to shoot classmates

A 14-year-old student at Burgaw Middle School was arrested Wednesday morning after threatening to shoot classmates, the Pender County Sheriff's Office announced. (Source: Pender Co. Schools) A 14-year-old student at Burgaw Middle School was arrested Wednesday morning after threatening to shoot classmates, the Pender County Sheriff's Office announced. (Source: Pender Co. Schools)
BURGAW, NC (WECT) -

A 14-year-old student at Burgaw Middle School was arrested Wednesday morning after threatening to shoot classmates, the Pender County Sheriff's Office announced.

Officials said the student verbally threatened to commit a school shooting Tuesday.

The incident was brought to the attention of the school's administration at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and the sheriff's office was notified.

The student was taken into custody at his home at about 2 a.m. Wednesday and charged with making a false report of mass violence on educational property.

Three other teens were charged in connection to threats made against schools in Pender County in recent weeks:

On Feb. 20, a 15-year-old Trask High School student was charged after allegedly being the first to post a Snapchat threat that circulated throughout many schools in Pender County. 

On Feb. 21, a 14-year-old student at Topsail High School was charged for "knowingly put out information on social media that they knew was fake."

On March 5, a 15-year-old at Trask High was charged after officials said a handwritten note depicting a drawing of a school shooting was found and turned into school administrators.

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