Compiled by Michelle Cassell
The Carrboro Police Department launched an investigation after an emailed bomb threat was sent to Carrboro High School on Wednesday.
As a result of the investigation, a juvenile suspect was identified. The suspect is a Carrboro High School student and has been charged with making a false report concerning a destructive device, a Class H Felony. A juvenile petition has been completed and submitted to Juvenile Justice.
At approximately 9 a.m., an email was sent that made a threat regarding an explosive device at Carrboro High School at 201 Rock Haven Road. The police department worked with Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) personnel and our public safety partners to evaluate the threat, and no suspicious items were located.
Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools Chief Communications Officer Andy Jenks sent out information to parents of the Carrboro High School community at approximately 10:18 a.m. on Wednesday as the school was being evacuated:
“All students and staff are safe, but we want you to know that this morning the CHCCS district office received an emailed bomb threat that mentioned Carrboro High School. Currently, law enforcement authorities are working with our district and school-based administrative teams to calmly evacuate all Carrboro High School staff and students to the athletic fields.”
The Carrboro High School was subsequently dismissed at 12:08 p.m..
An “all clear” was posted at 1:39 p.m. after law enforcement had searched the school and found no viable threat. Students who had to leave their cars at the school could then retrieve them.
Because the suspect is under the age of 18, no additional information will be released.
The investigation is continuing, and 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.