Online threat made against Fayetteville high school

Cumberland County deputies are investigating an online threat of a shooting at a high school in Fayetteville. (Image: WTVD-TV)

Cumberland County deputies are investigating an online threat of a shooting at a high school in Fayetteville. (Image: WTVD-TV)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Cumberland County deputies are investigating an online threat of a shooting at a high school in Fayetteville.

Investigators told the Fayetteville Observer that the threat was made Saturday on social media and involves Pine Forest High School.

Authorities said a boy appears to tell a girl he loves her and won’t shoot her when he shoots other students on Monday.

WTVD reported that the message was posted to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Deputies said it appears the message was first posted to the website Edmodo, which is similar to Facebook, but gives teachers more control of what happens on the site.

The message has since been shared by others, authorities said.

Read more: The Fayetteville Observer and WTVD

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