The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received information of a plan of a possible threat of a school shooting at West Iredell High School on Monday August 12.
Deputies received this information while investigating another incident near the Alexander County Line. The information was received from a parent about a student having made a threat of a school shooting on Monday when the students return to school. Deputies located the suspect and spoke with the juvenile, and the parent.
An appointment was scheduled for the juvenile, and parent to meet with West Iredell High School officials and Detectives with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. During the investigation, officers interviewed numerous students who had knowledge of the threat. It was revealed the student had told others not to come to school on Monday.
Based on all the information gathered the juvenile was charged with Communicating a False Report of Mass Violence on Educational Property. All evidence obtained has been submitted to the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and the District Attorney’s Office. This student has a history of repeated incidents similar to this in the Iredell-Statesville School Systems.