GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- 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."