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Reported Threat Of Mass Violence At School Leads To Arrest Of Juvenile

Reported Threat Of Mass Violence At School Leads To Arrest Of Juvenile

A juvenile has been charged with threatening to commit violence at an area school. Last Tuesday (September 21) an Iredell County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer was notified after school hours, of a possible threat of mass violence at Lake Norman High School.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Threat Assessment Detective was notified. She immediately began to investigate this possible threat. Through this investigation detectives were able to determine the information was shared through social media “Snapchat” and was overheard on a bus.

During the investigation detectives interviewed numerous students from Lake Norman High School, the same evening as the threat had occurred, who had knowledge of the threat. Detectives found the suspect at a residence and interviewed him, along with his parents.

As a result of this investigation, the suspect, a 15-year-old male, is being charged with one count of felony communicating a false report of mass violence on educational property.