WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Three teens were arrested after making threats at a New Hanover County middle school.
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says two Myrtle Grove Middle School students, a 14-year-old female and a 13-year-old male, were arrested after making verbal threats that they were going to “shoot up the school during an assembly.”
Each are charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property.
In another incident at the school, a 14-year-old was arrested for making a threat that was found on a desk.
The message read, “I sit here during group time you son a b***h. P.S. Don’t come to school Friday.” There was also a drawing of a gun underneath that message.
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says the teen was charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property.
MGMS parents received the following message this morning from Principal Cyndy Bliss.
Good Morning Myrtle Grove families:
As some of you are aware, there was a message written on a desk at yesterday threatening violence at our school Friday. Since that time, we have worked closely with law enforcement, school district personnel and school staff to identify the source and currently law enforcement has control of that situation. We continue to work diligently to ensure the safety of all of our students.
We have support staff and administrators and additional law enforcement officers on campus today to work with any student or staff that needs reassurance.
We take the safety of our students seriously and will work to make sure they feel safe and supported at school.