LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — A suspect has been charged in connection to a threat made to a Lexington school earlier this month, and school was dismissed early on Monday due to another threat, according to the Lexington Police Department.
A 14-year-old student has been charged for a threat made on Oct. 4, which resulted in a school delay on Oct. 5.
Investigators have charged the Lexington Senior High School student with felony communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property.
LSHS dismissed students at 9:20 a.m. on Monday.
LCS released a message on their website on Monday, saying school officials learned about a threat posted on social media.
LSHS was the only school affected by the threat.
The full message is provided below:
This morning, October 9th, LCS became aware of a threat posted on social media affecting Lexington Senior High School (LSHS) only. The Lexington Police Department responded immediately and is actively investigating the potential threat. We have made the decision to dismiss LSHS students at 9:20 a.m. No other schools are being dismissed at this time. The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority.LCS
Over the last week, four threats of violence directed at Lexington Senior High School have been posted on social media, according to an LPD news release.
The first was made on Oct. 3, and the LPD worked with Lexington City Schools to dismiss students.
The second was made on Oct. 4, and LPD and LCS worked to keep students safe without the need for early dismissal.
Another threat was made that same day, and officers and school officials determined the safest course of action would be to delay the school start time on Oct. 5.
The investigations of all these threats are active and ongoing.