FBI, local police launch investigation into school threats

March 1, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI is joining with North Carolina police detectives and the state’s second largest school system in an investigation into threats of violence at four separate schools.

A news release on Thursday said the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Police Department will work with the FBI on the incidents, all of which occurred on Wednesday.

In one instance, a resource officer at Community Middle House School was told on Wednesday of a threat of a school bus being shot at. Authorities found the student, spoke with the parents and followed up before allowing the student to return to campus. Later Wednesday, officers responded to a call of communicating a threat, and the caller said they received a Snapchat from a person who threatened students at the school.

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