NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A Myrtle Grove Middle School student was arrested yesterday after writing a threat on a school desk. The school is now on heightened alert.
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According to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Officer Spokesman Jerry Brewer, the note pictured above threatens students “don’t come to school on Friday,” with an image of a gun. The threat led to an arrest on Wednesday, Feb. 21, of a 14-year-old male, who remains in custody at the NHCSO juvenile detention center.
According to New Hanover County Schools Spokeswoman Valita Quattlebaum, parents were notified by auto calls around 10:30 a.m. with the Facebook post appearing on the NHCS Facebook page at 10:57 a.m. — both notifications were sent the day after the arrest, and hours after school started, leaving parents confused and concerned.
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