Student charged in Carrboro High emailed bomb threat that led to evacuation, early dismissal

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Student charged in Carrboro High bomb threat
A student who attends the high school is facing a felony charge in the case.

CARRBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- Carrboro High School operated on its usual schedule on Thursday. However, students were released early from the school on Wednesday morning amid an ongoing investigation of a bomb threat.

According to officials, the threat was made via email just after 9 a.m. at the school at 201 Rock Haven Road. Students and staffers were evacuated to the athletic fields while police investigated.

Just before 11 a.m., the school notified parents that the classes at Carrboro High would be canceled for the rest of the day.

Thursday afternoon, police announced that a Carrboro High student is facing a felony charge in the case.

Officers said a juvenile petition has been filed on a charge of making a false report concerning a destructive device. Because the student is younger than 18, their identity won't be revealed.

The school was given an all-clear after 1:30 p.m. and police said no credible threat or suspicious items were found.

Students who drove to school were allowed to get to their cars and leave campus for the day.

All afterschool activities at Carrboro High School were allowed to go on, but students were told to look out for additional updates from their activity leader or coach.

Anyone will information is asked to call Lt. Trey Kennedy at (919) 918-7412, Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515, or the CHCCS tipline at (844) 572-9669.