• Student arrested, accused of making threat at school in Monroe


    MONROE, N.C. - Extra security is on hand at Central Academy of Technology and Arts in Monroe because of a threat a student made earlier this week, officials told Channel 9 Friday morning.

    The Monroe Police Department told Eyewitness News that, through social media sites, they uncovered threats they said a student made.

    Police said they have arrested the student and they are facing charges. They have also been suspended from the school.

    Investigators have not confirmed what the threat was, but said extra officers were on campus Friday morning.

    Central Academy is a magnet-based high school.

    Channel 9 is working to learn what charges the student is facing and what threat they made.

    Parents of students at the school received the following message Friday morning:

    Good morning. I want to provide you with accurate information about an incident that occurred earlier this week.  We had a CATA student involved in an incident related to a threat.  Please know that both the school investigation and the law enforcement investigation found no credible threat.  School staff worked with law enforcement on the investigation and the student was disciplined according to the Code of Conduct.

    We take all safety matters seriously and always work closely with officers when information is brought to our attention. As a precaution, there are additional officers at our school today.  We are operating on a normal schedule and instruction will continue throughout the day.

    We appreciate your partnership with CATA. If you have any questions we are happy to speak with you.

    Check back with wsoctv.com for updates on this story.

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