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Miriam Angel-Hernandez

Maiden Teenager & Juvenile Charged With Issuing Threats Against High School

18-year-old Miriam Angel-Hernandez of Maiden was arrested Friday (March 3) by Maiden Police Officers. According to a news release issued by the Maiden Police Department, she’s charged with felony communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property. A juvenile was also taken into custody Friday and charged with that same offense in this case.

According to Maiden Police, the charges are related to threatening statements and social media posts indicating threats of violence at Maiden High School. The Maiden Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and United States Department of Homeland Security.

The Maiden Police Department said in the news release that the threats made in this case began and gained significant attention due to widely disseminated social media and online message posts referencing threats of mass violence at Maiden High School. In the news release, the department said it strongly encourages parents, students, and anyone with a smartphone or computer to think closely about the things they post to social media or on the Internet in general.

Angel-Hernandez was taken before a Catawba County Magistrate who ordered that she be held in the Catawba County Detention Facility for 48 hours or until a bond could be set by a Judge. The juvenile was turned over to The Department of Juvenile Justice. Angel-Hernandez was scheduled to appear in District Court today (March 6).

[Photo of suspect courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]