• Deputies investigate social media threat against Union Co. school


    UNION COUNTY, N.C. - The Union County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a social media threat against Porter Ridge Middle School, according to Sheriff Eddie Cathey.

    Cathey posted on Facebook Friday morning that deputies are aware of a social media threat concerning threatening language toward the school, and are working to identify the source.

    [READ MORE: CMPD arrests 14-year-old middle school student after Snapchat threat]

    Once the person responsible is identified, charges will be filed, the sheriff said.

    Cathey went on to say that authorities have no reason to believe the social media post represented a credible threat but that his office “takes all of these matters seriously and will make every effort to ensure all school campuses remain safe.”

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