$1 million bond set for man who threatened school shooting in Huntersville

$1 million bond set for man who threatened school shooting in Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A $1 million bond was set for a man who was arrested Thursday afternoon for threatening a school shooting in Huntersville.

On Feb. 16, the Huntersville Police Department responded to a call of a man who was threatening to carry out a school shooting.

Police initiated an investigation, officers interviewed 27-year-old Michael Buck regarding the alleged threats and following the interview, obtained warrants for his arrest.

Thursday, Buck was charged with making a false report concerning mass violence at an educational facility.

He is currently in the Mecklenburg County Jail with a $1 million bond.

The Huntersville Police Department says it takes all threats toward citizens seriously.

Police did not specify what school Buck made the threats against and no further information was released.

WBTV spoke with one of Buck's neighbor's Thursday night. Lauro Munoz told WBTV he has lived next to Buck's family for several years and has watched Buck grow up into a young man. Munoz has fond memories of Buck and his sister growing up next door.

"They were nice, outgoing kids," said Munoz.

He said Buck was a good kid, but seemed to get into trouble as he grew older. He said the young man has had to leave his home in the past.

"He's been taken away a couple of times," said Munoz.

Munoz said that Buck seemed to have issues and would appear to be paranoid. A couple weeks ago he noticed several law enforcement officers outside of Buck's home including someone from the FBI.

"They took his computer, and his dad said (they) took his phone also," said Munoz.

The neighbor said he was shocked to learn about the charge Buck is facing and never expected this outcome. He also said he never saw Buck with any weapons.

"I never saw him get violent," said Munoz.

The neighbor said he has offered words of encouragement to Buck in the past and has even tried to get the young man a job. He hopes that Buck can still get his life on the right track.

"I hope that this time around he really gets the help that he needs," said Munoz.

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