Columbus Co. 12-year-old accused of making school shooting threat

Columbus Co. 12-year-old accused of making school shooting threat
(Source: WECT)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A 12-year-old student at Columbus Charter School is accused of making a threat to shoot up the school Wednesday.

According to Michele Tatum with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office, a parent at a fast food restaurant in Whiteville overheard the student tell other students that he was going to "shoot up the school and the students in it."

School officials were contacted and they filed a report with the sheriff's office.

Tatum said a juvenile petition has been completed in the case.

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