Crime

Student makes social media threat against eastern NC high school

A student made a specific threat against Northeastern High School in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank school district on Saturday, school officials said.

Late Saturday evening, a student threatened the school using social media.

A short time after the post was made, school system staff and law enforcement began an investigation, school officials said in a statement.

Law enforcement and school officials went to the student’s home to complete “a threat assessment” and determined the student was “unable to carry out the threat.”

The district attorney will determine what charges may be filed, school officials said.

“Safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance to ECPPS and law enforcement,” school officials said. “Any and all threats toward our schools, students and staff will be fully investigated and measures put in place to ensure safety.”

Northeastern High School will have additional law enforcement on campus on Monday.

“District administration, school administration and law enforcement will remain vigilant in our efforts to make ECPPS a safe learning environment for everyone.”

Northeastern High School is about two hours and 30 minutes east of Raleigh.

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