Salisbury HS 9th-grader charged with making social media threat

SALISBURY, N.C. — Police in Salisbury have charged a 14-year-old student with making an anonymous threat on social media against Salisbury High School last week.

Police said someone in Ohio threatened to shoot up a SHS school in a Facebook post on Feb. 22. The Salisbury High School student that was charged, a ninth-grader, changed an old Facebook account to mirror the account of the original poster, according to detectives.

In the new post, the student specifically identified the school he was going to target as Salisbury High School, which caused the school to be placed on lockdown for the day.

The lockdown caused panicked parents to call the school looking for answers, and some even rushed to the school to pick up their children.

Police told Channel 9 this was an isolated incident involving only one student and no further arrests were expected.

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