Child to face charges after school threats made in Duplin County

Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 12:27 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2023 at 12:36 PM EDT
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DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A student at an Eastern Carolina elementary school will be charged after authorities say they made threats to the school on social media.

In a joint statement, the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office and Duplin County Schools say the 11-year-old child will be charged “to the fullest extent of the law”.

The threat of violence against the school was made over the weekend, according to the news release. It says they are thankful people reported the threat to them.

The child attends Rose-Hill Magnolia Elementary according to authorities and Edward Brinson says that worries him because his grandson goes there too.

“I kind of stay alert everyday of receiving a phone call that I might have to go pick him up,” Brinson said. “I just have to be aware of what’s going on in the school and trying to let him know you can’t do that in school.”

Brinson followed that by saying, “That’s something I guess starts at home,” he said.