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Boys detained over Facebook threat against teacher

Posted May 20, 2010

— Louisburg police said Thursday they have detained three boys in connection with threats against a Franklin County middle school teacher.

Juvenile petitions for felony conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon were filed Monday against a 12-year-old and two 13-year-old students, Louisburg police Capt. Jason Abbott said.

Further details were not released because of the suspects' ages.

Franklin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Ingram said last week that a parent found a threat on a Facebook page that was directed toward a Terrell Lane Middle School science and math teacher.

Police officers investigating the complaint found two knives in the book bag of one of the students, Ingram said.

The teacher mentioned in the alleged threat was shaken but is fine, he said.


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  • gagal May 24, 2010

    the parent to reported it was one of the parents of the boys. He went down because of the leadership of the school. Terrell lane always had problems. Franklin county really needs to step up and do something about this school. My kids will never go there

  • gagal May 24, 2010

    1 of the boy's has been released, the judge said the he was not a risk and he didn't know why he was being charged. The facebook thing was not a threat and it was taken down 2 weeks before this event even happen. This happened when one of the boys were told that the teacher was going to fail him. They used the facebook page so they would not get in trouble.

  • Ladybug1 May 20, 2010

    MileageDon'tPlayDat - don't you have to be 14 to have a FB page?

    Please tell me exactly how this can be enforced? It can't. Anyone smart enough to create a FaceBook account certainly would know to lie about their age.

  • Garnerian May 20, 2010

    it says a parent. This doesnt mean it was a parent of one of the children involved.

  • anneonymousone May 20, 2010

    Someone succeeded as a parent; he or she found the threat and reported it.

    Yes, there may be more behind the threat (what makes a kid think it's OK to plan such stuff?), but the parent who reported it gets praise from me.

  • MileageDontTakeYourKidsCrap May 20, 2010

    don't you have to be 14 to have a FB page?

  • Garnerian May 20, 2010

    seems someone failed as a parent. I'd like to think I could raise my son with something called morals and respect.

  • insincere gesundheit May 20, 2010

    Kid with TWO knives in his schoolbag. Just great.

  • daddylike May 20, 2010

    Good work by all to arrest those thugs. Keep them locked up until they are at least 21.

  • DangYankee May 20, 2010

    When my son was in 8th grade, he was talking to a bunch of friends about one of their teachers, and casually, said, "That Mrs. X, I could just KILL her." Another teacher on the team heard him and he got written up. The 8th grade principal said it wouldn't go on his record permanently, but would sit in his folder. Mind you, my kid's never been in trouble for anything, so this was DEFINITELY a wake up call regarding the zero tolerance policy, at least in Wake. I told him he can't say things like that, because they will be taken seriously.

    I also can't believe what some of his peers say on Facebook, including the F-bomb. Once it's out in the public domain, there's no take-back, and colleges and employers *do* mine this sort of stuff.