North Iredell student arrested, accused of online threat against school

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Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was notified about a social media photograph that was being circulated throughout the North Iredell community. The reported photograph depicted a student of North Iredell High School holding a rifle, and a quote stating “don’t come to school tomorrow.” The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office immediately began an investigation.

Deputies located the suspect, Jared Neil Mecimore, and interviewed him. Deputies determined that the incident was a false threat. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office made contact with Mrs. Hayes, Principal at North Iredell High School, and informed her of the situation.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office takes all threats involving our youth and schools very seriously, and take a stern stance against these threats, idle or not.

The Sheriff’s Office spoke with the Iredell County School System officials again early this morning and confirmed that information concerning this situation was disseminated to the parents of the students.

The case was further investigated by Iredell Sheriff Detectives, who Charged Mr. Mecimore with the above offense taken to the Iredell County Detention and received a $10,000.00 secured bond.

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Author: WSIC editor