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12-year-old South Brunswick student arrested after making school shooting threat

The Brunswick County Sheriff's office took the boy into custody, but did not believe fellow students were in danger.

A 12-year-old student at South Brunswick Middle School, in Southport, NC, has been arrested for threatening to bring a gun to school and shoot students and staff. (Port City Daily photo | FILE)
A 12-year-old student at South Brunswick Middle School, in Southport, NC, has been arrested for threatening to bring a gun to school and shoot students and staff. (Port City Daily photo | FILE)

SOUTHPORT — A 12-year-old boy was taken into custody after admitting he had threatened to bring a gun and shoot students, faculty and staff at South Brunswick Middle School, where he is a student.

According to Brunswick County School spokesman Daniel Seamans, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the student made several threats. Students alerted school staff who in turn notified the School Resource Officer. According to Seamans, neither the school or the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office believed there was a threat to students.

The student has been suspended and charged with “making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property,” according to Seamans.

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