Sheriff Ronnie Fields announces the arrest of a North Moore High School student for threats made against the school.
Late Wednesday night, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and the Moore County Schools Police began to receive multiple reports of possible threats made through social media against North Moore High School. An unknown account, created through Instagram, showed disturbing images, quotes, and references to the school. Due to the disturbing nature of the account and the possible threat to our community, our schools, and our children, the incident was led by Sheriff Ronnie Fields and investigated by Sheriff’s Detectives.
In the early morning hours of Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, the investigation led to a residence in the Robbins area of Moore County. There, a seventeen year old juvenile who attends North Moore High School, was located and found to have been responsible for the threats. At this time, no firearms are believed to have been accessible by the juvenile and the case is still under investigation.
The seventeen year old male juvenile was arrested and charged with one count of felony Communicating a Threat of Mass Violence on Educational Property. He was confined to the Moore County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond pending a first court appearance in Moore County District Court on May 30th, 2019.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other case is asked to contact the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip Line at 910-947-4444. The Sheriff’s Office is appreciative of all information received from the public on this particular case.