WIHS student accused of bringing knife to school, making false threat

Nicholas Anderson – Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office


Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Thursday February 8, 2018 information was received by school officials at West Iredell High School about a student making comments earlier in the day about committing a violent act. The school officials notified the School Resource Officer immediately.

An investigation was initiated by School Resource Officer Sergeant Dallas Hicks and Detective Daniel Stikeleather of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office along with school staff. Statements were gathered from witnesses and the suspect, Nicholas Carroll Anderson. As part of the investigation, the suspect’s car which was parked on campus was searched and a fixed blade hunting knife with a 5 inch blade was found.

Based on statements obtained and the located knife, Nicholas Anderson was placed under arrest and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with one count of Felony Making a False Report Concerning Mass Violence on Educational Property, and one count of Misdemeanor Possessing a Weapon on Education Property. Magistrate T. Thompson gave Carroll a $50,000.00 dollars secured bond.

“This is exactly the type of case which makes our school resource officers so important. Having deputies on campus allows us to immediately step in, and conduct these criminal investigations and make arrests based evidence. I want to congratulate the school staff and leaders who assisted in this investigation and thank them for our outstanding working relationship. I also want to say thank you to the brave students who stepped up and made the school aware of this threat being made. It is our top priority to remain proactive in order to eliminate any potential threats to school safety. We will not condone any violence of threats of violence in the schools of Iredell County”.

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