• Deputies: Middle-schooler threatened entire school

    By: Trish Williford


    LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - A middle school student may face charges after deputies said she wrote letters threatening her entire school.

    Investigators found those letters at North Lincoln Middle School.
    Some students said one of those letters threatened the life of an eighth-grade teacher.
    Police searched the school twice this week and found three threatening letters.
    Students said news spread quickly throughout the school after police said a female student threatened teachers, students and the entire school twice this week.
    Lincoln County sheriff investigators were first called to North Lincoln Middle School Tuesday after they said a threatening letter was found underneath a student's desk.

    Students said that letter targeted only one teacher.

    “It was a typed letter that someone was going to kill her and called her some ugly names,” an eighth-grader said.
    “It felt weird. I mean, nobody really acknowledged it like going crazy or anything, but it was kind of in there in the back of my brain,” a seventh-grader said. 

    Then on Wednesday, deputies were called back to the school after two more threatening letters were found under a beanbag in a classroom. 
    “They kept us in class and they were searching. The police were searching,” a student said.
    That search was intense, according to students. They saw several deputies on campus for two days while authorities looked for clues.
    Investigators will only say a female student wrote those letters. She has been suspended from school.
    The school quickly notified parents about the threats, officials said.
    Authorities plan to turn over all evidence against this student to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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