• Woman charged with threatening to bomb East Alexander Middle School

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    HIDDENITE, NC - The Alexander County Sheriff's Department has charged a woman with threatening to bomb East Alexander Middle School.

    Deputies said 29-year-old Barbara Elizabeth Sherrill of Lenoir told others that law enforcement “better hope they find them before they go off.”

    School was dismissed Monday at 9 a.m. because of weather and a search of the school turned up no explosive devices.

    Sherill is charged with one count of felony false report of mass violence on education property. Bond was set at $20,000.

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