NC teen charged after police say he made threat against school on social media

Tyler Godwin was charged with a felony count of making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property. (WNCT)

DEEP RUN, N.C. (WNCT) — The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest after a threat was made against South Lenoir High School on social media.

The Sheriff’s Office said its office arrested 16-year-old Tyler Godwin of Deep Run.

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Godwin was charged with a felony count of making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property. He was taken to the Lenoir County Detention Center and given a $5,000 bond.

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a threat made on social media to South Lenoir High School over the weekend.

Additional officers will be on campus at South Lenior High School on Monday, working with Lenoir County Schools to ensure the safety of all students.

Lenoir County Public Schools released a statement Sunday afternoon saying:

LCPS and South Lenoir High School administrators are aware of the social media posting and are working with the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, which is aggressively investigating the matter. We are informing South Lenoir parents and students of the situation via the district’s voice mail system and providing a phone number for them to call if they have questions. To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have accepted the offer of the sheriff’s office to have an additional law enforcement presence at the high school Monday. Otherwise, Monday will be a regular school day at South Lenoir. Since this matter is the subject of an active investigation, we are unable at this time to provide specific information about the social media posting.”

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