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NC teen charged with threatening students at a Waynesville high school

Haywood County teen made false threats at school
Haywood County Sheriff's Office

A North Carolina teen has been charged with a felony, as well as multiple misdemeanors after threatening students at a Waynesville high school, Fox Carolina reported May 7.

Joseph Jacobs, 16, of Maggie Valley, was arrested by Haywood County Sheriff's Office deputies shortly after 10 a.m. after the sheriff's officer received information Jacobs planned to begin shooting at Tuscola High School.

Jacobs is charged with threatening the lives of students, making a false report of mass violence on educational property, and four misdemeanor counts of communicating threats. The false report is considered a Class H felony in North Carolina.

Jacobs is being held at the Haywood County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 secured bond. According to WYFF4 News, a bond hearing is set for May 21.

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