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Middle school teacher accused of threatening students in class

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A Charlotte teacher was removed from her class Thursday after making a verbal threat to students, according to school officials.

The incident happened at Whitewater Middle School in northeast Charlotte around 11 a.m.

Officials say a seventh-grade teacher made a verbal threat to her class, but have not released details about what that threat was.

The threat was then reported to administrators, who removed the teacher from the classroom and reported the incident to Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) Human Resources office and to CMS Police.

A Connect Ed message was sent to parents, which states:

"Good afternoon parents, this is Principal Williams of Whitewater Middle with an important message. Today, a seventh-grade teacher made a verbal threat to her class. The incident was reported to administrators. I immediately removed the teacher from the classroom. I also reported this incident to the CMS Human Resources office and to CMS Police. At no time were any students injured or at risk of harm. I am taking this matter seriously because keeping a safe learning environment is my number one priority. Thank you for your partnership with our school."

The teacher's name has not been released.

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