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Update: Students arrested for bomb threat at Brunswick County Academy


BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) -- Five students have been arrested for making a bomb threat at Brunswick County Academy in Bolivia. Corey Walker and Edward Campbell were arrested and charged with conspiracy and disturbing students. Both are misdemeanor charges. The other three students are juveniles with juvenile charges pending at this time.

The school district says the threat was scribbled on a bathroom wall.

"It's a way to get out of school, they think," Brunswick County Executive Director for Instruction Faye Nelson said. "They don't realize the seriousness of it, and we want to be sure that they do. We want to help them understand the consequences. We don't want anyone to make a snap decision that would change their life for the bad."

Deputies and bomb-sniffing dogs checked the building. They didn't find anything.

This is the third time this year a threat led to the evacuation of a Brunswick County school.

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No More Threats

This is a very unfortunate situation for everyone especially the children and staff. This is clearly a terriorist threat. Brunswick County Schools should utilize as tough as punishment criminally as well as civilly towards the kids as well as the parents of these kids. A lesson should be taught before someone really gets hurt. In this world we can't take anything light-hearted, and it’s always better to be proactive rather than reactive. Our kids, teachers, and staff deserve to feel safe in school and not be threatened with an ill-conceived insensitive action as this.