Martin County Sheriff's Office charges suspect with school violence threat

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The Martin County Sheriff's Office announced a suspect has been charged with communicating a school threat on Tuesday.

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. The suspect has been charged with felony making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property. Officials believe the suspect, who wasn't named by officials, acted alone.

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