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Student Charged After Threatening Graffiti Found At School

A high school student is facing numerous charges after deputies say he spray painted threatening graffiti at a local high school.

Onslow County deputies say the suspect is a 17-year-old student at Richlands High School.

Reginald Morton went before a judge this morning for his first appearance.

His charges include injury to real property, disorderly conduct/disruption/interfering with students, misdemeanor conspiracy, entering park after hours without permission and two counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

He was given a court appointed attorney, a $5,000 secured bond and his next court date is April 17th.

Extra security was brought in to the school Monday morning after administrators found death threats painted on walls of the school. The graffiti said all would die at noon.

Parents say they got a text alert from the school system saying extra security was being brought, but nothing about the graffiti. Students then contacted their parents once they saw the vandalism and several parents decided to take their children out of class, just to be safe.

Arrest warrants say between 200 and 250 students left school early Monday because of the threats.


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