A Raleigh resident was being held in the Wake County Detention Center on Wednesday on charges that he said there was a bomb at Carnage Middle School while students were on their way there Tuesday morning.
Police arrested Carlos Dontherell King, 39, at his home at 1308 High Court about 12:30 p.m. on arrest warrants accusing him of making a false report about mass violence at a school, falsely reporting a bomb at a public building and communicating threats.
The bomb threat for the school on Carnage Drive came as children were being brought to school.
Police diverted arriving school buses to a nearby park and closed the road in front of the school until they could determine it was a hoax.
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King was being held in lieu of $80,000 bail and was due for a court appearance Wednesday.
The threat charges are both felonies. Communicating threats is a misdemeanor.