Teen charged with threatening students with noose

April 25, 2008 1:14:30 PM PDT
Racial tensions are flaring in Franklin County.

That's where a student is accused of threatening black students with a noose.

Sheriff's officials say it happened at Vance-Granville Community in Louisburg last week.

An eyewitness told investigators she watched as 17-year-old Stephen Overton put a noose around his neck and threatened two black men, showing them what he would do to them.

Overton is charged with ethnic intimidation.