MCS gives statement on incidents at Crain's Creek Middle

A social media threat against a Moore County School turned out to be non-credible according to the school’s principal.

Crain’s Creek Middle School Principal Melonie Jones posted on the school’s Facebook page early Friday morning that the school “became aware that a threatening message” was made against the school.

Jones said there was an investigation that involved herself, Moore County Sheriff’s Office and Moore County Schools Police. The investigation started late Thursday evening and went into the early morning hours.

“After a complete investigation, I can confirm that there is no credible threat,” said Jones. “As always, the safety of our students is our top priority, and we look forward to another great Falcon Day at Crain’s Creek.”

Moore County Sheriff’s Department said in late Friday afternoon news release they investigated the home of the person who made the threat of a shooting.

“With the assistance of the public, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain the identity of the person who posted the message on social media,” said the sheriff’s department. “Deputies arrived at the residence located in Vass and were able to make contact with the person responsible. Deputies searched the residence and were not able to locate any weapons to validate the threat. On January 24, 2020, Sheriff’s detectives obtained a juvenile petition on a 14-year-old for the charge of Threats of Mass Violence on an Educational Property.”

The school said there was extra school security present on Friday as a precautionary measure.

This is the second school threat Sandhills Sentinel has reported on in less than a year.

In May, a 17-year-old student was arrested after allegedly making threats through social media to North Moore High School.

The Robbins’ resident was charged with one count of felony communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property.

Feature photo via Crain’s Creek Middle School.

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