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Police investigate alleged threat against Franklin County teacher

Posted May 14, 2010 10:11 p.m. EDT
Updated May 15, 2010 6:47 a.m. EDT

— Police on Friday continued to investigate an alleged threat against a Franklin County middle school teacher.

Franklin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Ingram said the comment, which a parent found on a Facebook page, was directed toward a science and math teacher at Terrell Lane Middle School.

“You are talking about one line. There is no evidence of a chat,” Ingram said. “It was serious enough (that) we needed to call in the authorities.”

Two Louisburg police officers went to the school to investigate on Thursday. Ingram says they found three students associated with the Facebook comment. Police found two knives in the bookbag of one of the students.

The three students, whose names were not released, were suspended from school for 10 days.

“We can’t take chances when it comes to safety,” Ingram said.

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

“There was no incident at school. No attack," Ingram said. "She is concerned. She is a good teacher."

The teacher does not want to be identified

Police interviewed staff and students at the school on Thursday and Friday.