Two NC teens charged with making threat against high school in online video


Gray’s Creek High School in Hope Mills (Courtesy: Cumberland County Schools via WTVD-TV)

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HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Two North Carolina teenagers have been charged after authorities said one of them threaten to “shoot up a high school” in a video posted online.

WTVD-TV reported that a parent saw a video that showed a student making threats in connection to Gray’s Creek High School in Hope Mills.

The video was allegedly posted to Instagram and also showed threats to particular students. The parent reported the circumstances to a school employee, who called deputies.

Detectives said the video showed a 15-year-old walking through the hall, and making threats. They said a 14-year-old recorded the video.

Deputies said they did not find evidence that would indicate immediate danger. The students involved in the video told police it was a prank that had gone wrong.

Both juveniles involved in the video have been charged with making a false report concerning a threat of mass violence on educational property.

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