HIGH POINT, N.C. — A 14-year-old High Point Central High School student has been arrested after police say they threatening to shoot another student, according to a news release from High Point police.
High Point Central’s school resource officer got tips from several students about a threat of violence they saw on social media.
The offender threatened to come to the school from another city and shoot a student, police said.
Following an investigation, the SRO determined the person who made the threat was actually an enrolled High Point Central student who created a fake social media account.
The 14-year-old was arrested and confessed to making the threat, police said. The teen said they did it as a joke.
Pending charges on juvenile petitions will occur in the near future, police said.