ECSU Student Charged After College Threat

A student has been arrested in connection with Monday's evacuation at the College of the Albermarle in Elizabeth City.

Authorities say Margaret White was charged with misdemeanor cyber stalking. Officials say she is a student at Elizabeth City State University.

The community college's Elizabeth City campus was shut down around 11:00 a.m. Monday after authorities say the school received an email threat.

Classes at the campus resumed today.

The 18-year-old White is from Tyner in Chowan County and was released on a $10,000 bond. White has an October 31st court date.


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The website for the College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City says the campus will re-open Tuesday after lawmen said an email threat to the school prompted the closure Monday.

The campus will operate on a normal schedule Tuesday.

The College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City closed its campus around 11:00 a.m. Monday.

Pasquotank County Sheriff Randy Cartwright tells WITN News that his deputies and the SBI were assisting Elizabeth City police. He says the investigation centered on possible threatening emails sent to the school.

The website alert said the campus was closed except for "mission essential personnel."

The college president says she received information that she felt was credible enough to evacuate the campus.

Chief Charles Crudup tells NBC station WAVY that they have identified a suspect, but so far no arrests have been made.

The school serves around 2100 students from a seven county area.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2011 at 07:26 AM
    i think i now know why his is under education
  • by Anonymous on Oct 6, 2011 at 04:59 PM
    why is this listed as education and no criminal... i mean the article doesnt discuss academics... it speaks of a troubled young lady allegedly engaging in criminal activity
  • by Brenda Gross Location: Elizabeth City on Oct 5, 2011 at 05:09 PM
    So heres the irony, I was interviewed by WITN when this happened, not knowing who or what was going on at the time. As it turns out This girl is a former student of my boyfriend and was even his wrestling team manager. Go figure. But on her part he did say she never got in any trouble, was always a good kid.
  • by huh? on Oct 5, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    Did I miss something in the article? How does anyone know she is black? I know lots of people who have gone/go to ECSU that are white. I also don't know of many black families with the last name "White" right off hand.
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      by B on Oct 5, 2011 at 02:15 PM in reply to huh?
      Go back to the home page, her picture is there.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 03:26 PM in reply to huh?
      Huh? here is a pic you be the judge http://www.wvec.com/video/yahoo-video/Police-investigate-security-threat-at-Elizabeth-City-college-131083178.html
  • by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 05:13 AM
    Once again, Crystal Mangum was the liar who falsly accused duke lacrosse players of raping her. later they were found,innocent - which is a much stronger statement than not guilty. her lies cost a coach his job, a team their season, and several young men their reputation as well as a great deal of money for legal fees. what did is cost her? nothing. Jessie Jackson & Al Sharpton paid for that. the Duke faculty supported her before the facts were out. and never once has she apologized for her lies. Must not have been important??? i think differently... she lied & several lives were hurt.
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      by Alex on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:28 PM in reply to
      Well karma is a great thing seeing that she is now behind bars for murder. She got hers in the end and now she will have a lot of time to think it over in her jail cell.
  • by CyberReader on Oct 5, 2011 at 04:20 AM
    I love how they make up new crime names like Cyber Stalking because she sent an email. Ooooooh, computers are like magic! Just call it making a threat.
  • by Anonymous Location: Hertford on Oct 4, 2011 at 07:23 PM
    The problem with this whole thing is not the color of your skin. America needs to stop using this as a crutch black or white in this case it doesn't matter. Whites do the same dumb stuff. The problem today is respect for each other. It's not ok to take stuff from people just beacuse you want it or blame people for something that has no bearing on day to day life. America is it's own worst enemy we have let people do almost anything with no consequences. Steal you get popped on the hand, kill someone go to jail for some time. Go back to the old days make people think before they react. If they have consequences like losing a hand for stealing or put to death for killing I don't like we would have problems in this country like we do. This whole incident was stupid from the start, black or white who cares it was stupid. I blame a lot of this on our government for writing laws for criminals and not the victim.
  • by Once Again Location: Ayden on Oct 4, 2011 at 06:12 PM
    I don't even recall a Crytal Mangum...Ohh Well (must not have been too important)
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      by Alex on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:30 PM in reply to Once Again
      Unless you have lived under a rock for an extended amount of time you would know she was the so called "victim" in the Duke Lacrosse case. Try being a little more informed before looking like an ignorant imbecile.
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        by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 03:27 PM in reply to Alex
        i dont think they have to work hard at looking like an imbecile
  • by good life Location: kinston on Oct 4, 2011 at 05:58 PM
    u people make racist jokes about anything as long as the person isnt "WHITE"
  • by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 at 05:22 PM
    crystal mangum didnt have money but she got away with it Once again.. stop playing the victim
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