Jacksonville high school student accused of tweeting threat

Posted on: 6:02 pm, December 18, 2012, by

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Onslow County have arrested a high school senior for making threats against his school through Twitter.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports (http://bit.ly/VOag8T) that the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said 17-year-old Bryan Holley is charged with making a false report of mass violence on education property.

An arrest warrant said Holley said on Twitter that he was going to “do a mass shooting at Richlands High School and everyone should wear bulletproof vests.” The sheriff’s office learned of the threat Monday.

Onslow County Schools spokeswoman Suzie Ulbrich said the principal of Richlands High School notified parents and staff of the situation and extra security precautions were in place Tuesday morning.

Holley is being held in the Onslow County Detention Facility. It’s not known if he has an attorney.

Source: The Associated Press