Arrest made in bomb threat that forced evacuation of 2 Goldsboro schools

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Goldsboro High students relocated to Wayne Academy due to threats

A person under the age of 18 was arrested for sending a bomb threat that forced two Goldsboro schools to evacuate.

The threat forced Wayne County Schools to evacuate Goldsboro High School and Wayne School of Engineering on Tuesday morning.


A few hours after the initial bomb threats police arrested a juvenile suspect and charged them with "communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property."

The minor was taken to New Hanover County Juvenile Detention Center. By law, the minor will have a custody review hearing within five days.

The school system commented on the threats against the schools:

"Threats are not a joke! Anyone caught making threats against a school will be charged with a felony & could have to pay for the search. Students caught making threats: 365 suspensions/possible expulsion."
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