WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Pender County Sheriff’s Office has charged two teens after investigating a potential threat at Burgaw Middle School.
Our sister station WECT in Wilmington reports Omar Sanchez and Nathan Brice Branch, both 18, were arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on educational property, communicating threats of mass violence on educational property and second degree trespass.
The Pender County Sheriff’s Office was notified on Nov. 25, around 7:45 p.m. of a social media post referencing a potential shooting at Burgaw Middle School.
“There are rumors that there will be a shooting at BMS,” the post said, according to a post on Pender County Schools’ (PCS) Facebook page.
The investigation revealed a “residential relationship” between a group of juveniles and two 18-year-old Burgaw residents.
Authorities executed two search warrants Nov. 26 around 4:45 a.m. at two mobile homes on Tasha Lane in Burgaw. Two BB pistols that resembled real firearms were located.