Update: Suspect identified after threat to Martin County schools

MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The Martin County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of a man accused of making a threat against Martin County Schools on Tuesday.

Deputies arrested Aldric Boyce, of Robersonville, on Tuesday afternoon. He's charged with a Felony count of Making a False Report Concerning Mass Violence on Educational Property and is expected to make his first appearance in court on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old Boyce was booked into the Bertie Martin Regional Jail under a $10,000 bond.

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A suspect is facing charges after the Martin County Sheriff's Office says they threatened violence against Martin County Schools.

They say they were alerted to the threat around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies, local police officers, and troopers were then sent out to all schools in Martin County.

The school district canceled some extra-curricular activities to clear school campuses.

Chief Deputy Drew Robinson says they were able to identify a suspect who was found in Greenville around 7:15 p.m.

They believe the suspect acted alone and they have been charged with felony making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property.

"Due to the sensitive nature of this investigation, no further information can be released at this time," Robinson says.