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BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) — A high school student is in custody after allegedly making threats about an act of mass violence at a Brunswick County School.

Court documents show Tevin Devon Lee, 18, is charged with one count of false report of mass violence on educational property. A magistrate set Lee’s bond at $10,000 bond.

School district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki says students and staff at South Brunswick Middle and South Brunswick High schools were ordered to shelter in place earlier today after administrators intercepted a written threat intercepted. The lockdown lasted about an hour until 2 p.m.

Swencki says at no time were any student or staff in danger.

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  • guest 412

    Being a emergency healthcare provider you should agree that a screw driver can be used as a weapon to stab someone. The fact is only part of the story has been told by the media or family. The kid was tased and did not respond only became more out of control, charged at the officer on his own two feet aiming to stab him and the other officer took action. Yes he deserved to die if his intentions were to do deadly harm to the officer. The boy was NOT on the floor and under control. Also as a emergency healthcare provider you should know that law enforcement officers are now sitting in hospitals to watch individual mentally impaired people who act this way because the health care providers are scared of some of these mental/drug cases and the harm they can cause when they are out of control. No one deserves to die but at the same time no one should put themselves in that situation when there is help. The EMS would have gladly transport him to a proper place for help if he would accept it. This kid had the police at his home a number of times and knew how they handled things. He had already attempted suicide and threatened his mother to the point she felt police protection was needed for her and her family safety. His intentions appear that he wanted to hurt someone that day by the action he took. Thank God no one was hurt except the one that wanted to cause pain to his parents. Had he not threatened the mom the police would have been no where around his home.

  • Jen

    Not sure what you are getting at “abusing their bodies”? Nowhere in this article or the one Im sure youre referring to about the teenager that was shot and killed, did it mention that he was on drugs! He had a mental illness. And I didnt know that having a family with problems, having to call the cops or having a mental illness (or even using drugs, which it never said that he did) meant that you deserve to DIE!!! I hate to say that who appears to be a child compared to you made way more sense! I have complete respect for law enforcement, I have many LEO friends, being an emergency healthcare providor, rely on them heavily, but this kid still didnt deserve to die!!

  • guest 588

    I’m so sure in your very short life on earth and many more years to come you will never need the law. Please go ahead and take matters in your own hands because I doubt the officer will be charged just a matter of time before we know what was in the body of the deceased. And as you said if you follow through with the threat you made dealing with the law you will encounter them sooner than later idiot. Sounds like he had a very peaceful and supportive family environment. I say 9 domestic calls in a year at one residence is average wouldn’t you? I’ve lived 60 years and never had an officer come to my house except to visit or come home from putting up with idiot children as yourself. You my dear will find out in your very life there will come a time you will encounter the law whether it be your fault or someone else that does injustice to you if you live a long average life like most kids that don’t abuse their bodies.

  • Victoria Dyer

    That guy rides my bus…he’s always bothering people and getting on their nerves!

  • Guest1971

    I would guess they did not send out a call or e-mail blast when it happened due to the panic it would cause with parents. Parents would all flock to the school causing additional chaos and mayhem while law enforcement & school personnel were trying to take care of the situation.

    Once the situation was over they should have sent out the call letting parents know what happened, how it was handled and that it is now over with & there are not concerns for safety.

  • Angryguest

    My son goes to school there, so thanks for the call…..oh wait…you didnt call. So glad to see that the automated calls that go out to parents are for raising money, giving the teachers a dinner and letting us know what is going on at the Odell Williamson Auditorium. Who would have thought to use it for emergencies?

  • Jamie Brown

    I am a student at South Brunswick High School. I received a call at around 4:30-5:00 this afternoon.

  • Parent

    In the event of a school emergency I would want them working to ensure student safety rather than stopping to send out a phone recording

  • Guest4396

    I was coming down NC 87 when all this was going on. The Sheriff had a checkpoint at Cougar Drive and 87, doing quick interviews with drivers. The deputy asked me if I had seen anything unusual. I asked him if he could be a little more specific and he finally said somebody walking along the road acting suspicious. I assume Tevin took off somewhere and they were looking for him. Why didn’t the officer simply ask if I had seen a young black male walking or running down the road? Guess that would have been politically incorrect to say “black male”.

  • Angry parent

    When is this going to stop? Hasn’t this town been through enough?
    Haven’t those students been through enough ? Thank heavens no one was hurt and law enforcement officers
    And school administrators took appropriate actions to ensure our children’s safety.

  • hilda brown

    2 Chronicles 7:14….

  • Guest-o-matic

    Right kiddo?

  • south student

    As a student at south brunswick high school, I honestly have to say that I am more concerned about being murdered by police instead of tevon… or any other student for that matter. Our student body is outraged to know someone that we knew, went to school with, and at one point walked the halls with was MURDERED in cold blood by an officer of the law. Murdered by someone who is supposed to help, what did he have on his mind that was so important that he decided to say we dont have time and then fataly shoot my friend keith vidal? The student body and a lot of people in our town know this is murder. No matter what the rouge murderous cold blooded killer cop says, or how he tries to rationalize it, deep down he knows he murdered an innocent child. That was someone’s friend, brother, and son he murdered. I hope he feels bad, and I hope he is tortured inside by his conscious knowing he murdered someone who needed help. Keith deserved to be helped, not to be murded. Police brutality like this is why no one respects cops. If that detective is not charged and convicted of murder, then its safe to say our community will come together and protest massively. Keith vidal deserves justice, lets hope he gets it. I will say one thing, I will never call the police for help. And it is strictly because of keith vidal’s murder.

  • babdbdbenenla

    And that’s the truth.

  • Susan Seltzer

    and I repeat…not a big po-po fan but hanging the cop without confirmation of guilt is unwise at best…the dad said in the 911 call that the mom was very afraid of him. Tho not fully responsible, the mentally ill can be extremely dangerous and, as there had been so many previous calls he was obviously well know to the police…hence, the cops comment about not having time for this is not unreasonable. I’d be interested know which police agency busted the sister and prior interaction between the guy (not a little boy, a young man with an extensive history of problems) and the Southport police. True, the cop could have overreacted but with split second decisions…it’s gonna happen. Have any of you even considered, the guy could have been going for one of the other officers guns? There are way too many variables to label the officer a “bad cop” at this point. Lastly, I find it extremely hard to believe that even a stupid “bad cop” would shoot someone in cold blood in front of two eyewitnesses from other police agencies…

  • Just a Mom

    After reading your comment I feel compelled to address your young mind and try to help you see your shortsightedness. First of all, I am sorry that you lost a friend. Unfortunately, this country has done a wonderful job of doing away with appropriate help for those with mental illness. With that said, I would like to point out to you that you are making assumptions based, not in fact, but rather in emotion. You do not know any more than any of the rest of us that were not at that house what happened before, during, or after the incident. There are facts that have yet to be released, and if you are basing any of your opinion on the emotional accusations put forth by the family of this poor young man, you may want to gather all the news about it you can and study up because the story just isn’t quite fitting with each new version released. Listen to the 911 recording where the step father tells 911 that Keith had a screwdriver and that his mother was scared of him. I know that as his friend you knew him to be a kind, loving person, but the truth is that he had a mental illness that rendered him dangerous and out of control when having an “episode”. Contrary to your young way of thinking, not all cops are corrupt and if you do not know the cop in question I would suggest you keep in mind that he too is human with feelings and a family that loves him very much. As a matter of fact I know that he has children that are also students at South, how do you think your classmates actions today and the vile words some have spoken about their father makes them feel? Put yourself in that position and try to be a little understanding.

    As for the young man who made the threat, he is 18 and by law he is an adult, he is old enough to know that the actions he chose to take were wrong and unacceptable, it’s not like he was in a situation that called for a split second decision. He will have his day in court, which I might point out you seem too eager to take away from Detective Vassey. It is not our place to convict either of them without proper evidence of guilt.


    I don’t understand why the bond was so low… That is nothing to threat or pretend.. and 18 he should be tried as an adult not a child when court time comes.. just my thoughts..

  • Missy

    It’s pretty bad that we now live in a society where parents are afraid to send their children to school, a place that use to be safe

  • guest 588

    Now is a great time to remember all the negative comments that have been made over the last several days about law enforcement in Brunswick. As in other incidents law enforcement took appropriate action for the safety of those students and teachers. They should get some praise after all the negative comments that have been made about all law enforcement over an unfortunate incident for all involved. We do need law enforcement because our society has no morals or feeling of care for people anymore. Glad they got this before something serious could have taken place. Hope this 18 yr old is expelled for good off school property. Remember this is another 18 yr old and sure he had a great reason and was just kidding. Right another future inmate

  • Layla

    Ignorance at its finest. Hope he gets expelled.

  • Not telling

    I some of you knew Tecin personally then you’d know he wasn’t serious at all, sure I get taking the precautions and putting us on lock down but is it really fair that he is in jail but the person who MURDERED our friend isn’t? I think we should concentrate on more important things such as getting justice for Keith.

  • Robert T. Willis

    come on everybody knows he wasn’t really serious…??? So, if I hear anyone else says I can’t stand Obama I think I will just kill him and the Secret Service gets wind of it… Do you think that they are going to take it seriously or do you think they’re going to think he was just kidding???

  • Guest2020

    Regardless of what kind of person you perceive him to be, the authorities have to act based on his actions. I am in no way saying his crime is equal to that of a serial killer, but Ted Bundy was able to kill a lot of people because of how he was perceived.

  • south student

    No the truth is keith wasnt going to hurt anyone, he was no more threatening than I am right now

  • Guest2020

    As someone who has sent out blast e-mails and phone calls, I can tell you that it only takes a couple of minutes. The parents should have been notified.

  • Theresa

    I agree, the parents should have been notified. Sadly, the schools have shown over and over that they are not a safe place for our children. The fault for that does not belong to the teachers, but to the courts who have worked so hard to make sure that both God and discipline have been removed from our schools.

    Once upon a time, education was a privilege and people treated it as such. We need to return to that…


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