Pender, NHC students charged with making school threats

Pender, NHC students charged with making school threats
(Source: Raycom Media)

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Two students in Pender and New Hanover counties are facing charges after making threats against their respective schools.

A Pender County Sheriff's Office news release said a 15-year-old student at Pender High School was arrested for verbally communicating a threat to shoot other students at the school.

The incident happened inside a classroom during school hours and after the sheriff's office investigated, the student was taken into custody and charged with making a false report of mass violence on educational property.

A student at Trask Middle School was charged with making threats against the school, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.

Lt. Brewer with the sheriff's office said the student was charged with one count of misdemeanor communicating threats but was not taken into custody by deputies.

No other details about the incident have been released.

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