Lake Norman High student faces felony charge of threatening mass violence, sheriff says

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Another Iredell-Statesville Schools student has been charged with a felony, accused of threatening mass violence to the school, the district announced.

A 15-year-old male student reportedly shared the possible threat through Snapchat on Sept.21 at Lake Norman High School, detectives said. The threat was also overheard on the school bus.

The detectives later found the suspect at a home and interviewed the student and his parents.

The teen was charged with one count of felony communicating a false report of mass violence on educational property.

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“We will not tolerate threats of violence to our students, facility members, staff members or our school properties,” Sheriff Darren Campbell said. “We will work tirelessly on any threat which comes to our attention and will push for the proper punishment to be handed out by our court system in these cases. I am proud of the way our threat assessment detective and our other detectives handled this case in a timely and efficient manner. As we have seen so far this school year, there have been two school shootings in North Carolina. By starting an investigation as soon as we receive information, we can hopefully head off any additional acts of violence. This is why is it extremely important for students and parents to say something if they see or hear anything which may involve an act of violence at a school.”

Another student was charged with one felony count of false report of mass violence on educational property. That threat was made on Sept. 24 at South Iredell High School.

>>READ about that threat here.

Authorities did not say if they were connected.

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