RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A threat was made toward Eastern Randolph High School, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies first got wind of a generic threat against schools circulating on social media on Sunday.
Investigators say that threat was a screenshot, did not name a specific school and did not contain details pertaining to any specific Randolph County school.
Later Sunday night, the sheriff’s office revealed that they discovered a more direct threat that was made toward Eastern Randolph High School.
Deputies say that they have found the juvenile that is suspected to be the author of the social media post containing the threat.
Deputies say they interviewed multiple people in relation to the threat and identified who they believe was the source of the threat. The sheriff’s office is seeking a charge of felony communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property through the Juvenile Justice System. The sheriff’s office does not intend to release the name of the suspect, who is a juvenile.
The sheriff’s office released the following statement in a press release:
“The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has communicated this information to the leadership of the Randolph County Schools and we will continue to work with them to ensure the safety and security of our schools.’