Teen accused of threatening someone with knife on Randolph County school bus


Bryan Edward Addison

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A teen is accused of threatening someone with a knife on a Randolph County school bus, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

Bryan Edward Addison, 18, of Asheboro, is charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds and communicating threats.

Addison is accused of showing another student a knife on the bus Tuesday afternoon and threatening to hurt the student if they told anyone he had the knife.

Officials at Southwest Randolph High School, where the suspect attends, called the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, prompting an investigation.

Addison was arrested on Thursday at Southwestern Randolph High School and given a $7,500 secured bond.

Parents picking up their children Thursday said they hadn’t heard about the arrest from the school district.

“We didn’t get a phone call or anything until we came here and found out. But I’m grateful that they caught him and now that the kids are safe and the teachers are safe and that’s all that really matters now,” parent Dawn Walker said.

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