YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — A 16-year-old student was arrested Friday for communicating a shooting threat on school property, according to Yadkin County deputies.
On Thursday, deputies were told about someone communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property and began investigating.
Deputies determined that the offender had told someone that he intended to commit an act of violence with a gun at Starmount High School, the release says.
Additional deputies and officers were then reportedly stationed at schools within Yadkin County to provide extra security.
A warrant was issued for one felony count of communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property for the student.
He was arrested and placed under a $25,000 bond.
He has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday.