Authorities identify man who made threat against Martin County schools

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The Martin County Sheriff's Office has identified the man they say made threats against the Martin County school system Tuesday.

Robersonville resident Aldric Boyce was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property. He was booked into the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail and is set to make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

It's at least the second instance of a threat against a Martin County School since the mass shooting of a Florida school in February. A suspect was arrested in a separate case on Feb. 20.

In an email from the Martin County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement was made aware of a threat of violence against Martin County Schools. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office alerted the Martin County School system and began investigating. Some after-school activities were suspended as officials continued to investigate.

With the assistance of Martin Central Communications, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement and the Greenville Police Department, the suspect was located in Greenville and taken into custody at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

Officials believe Boyce acted alone in making the threat though they have not given a motive for his actions.

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