Student arrested for social media threats at Burke Co. high school

Student arrested for social media threats at Burke Co. high school

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A student was arrested Thursday after allegedly posting threats on Snapchat directed at a high school in Burke County.

According to the Burke County Sheriff's Office, the teen was a student at Freedom High School in Morganton.

Chauncey Miller, 16, was arrested and charged with communicating threats.

Deputies say a student at the school alerted faculty Wednesday that another student had posted threats on Snapchat.

The teacher contacted the principal who immediately contacted the school resource officer.

After interviewing witnesses, a warrant was issued for Miller's arrest.

He was arrested Thursday night and taken to the magistrate's office where he was given a custody release.

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