• Deputies say student made threats, middle school searched

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    ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. - Students at a middle school in Alexander County were kept in their classrooms after deputies said a student made a threat involving the school.  
     
    Sheriff's deputies spent more than an hour searching West Alexander Middle School but didn't find anything Friday morning.
     
    Investigators said the student told another student off campus something similar to Columbine would happen at the school in the future. 
     
    Parents were alerted about the lock-in and the student was removed from campus after arriving at the school. 
              
    Deputies said the student who made the threat was removed from the school.  
     
    The superintendent says the student didn't bring any weapons on school grounds.  The school returned to normal schedule Friday morning.


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