GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A J.H. Rose student is in custody following threats made on social media against the high school.
Treshaun Palmer, 16, has been charged with making a false report of mass violence on educational property, which is a felony in North Carolina.
Palmer was booked in the Pitt County Detention Center, and he is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.
The school was placed on modified lockdown after a student alerted authorities about a post found on an Instagram story referencing a school shooting.
One concerned parent said her son told her some students thought it was a joke.
“We are so confused,” said Rita Mallet, whose son attends J.H. Rose. “And I mean, what is happening to our society? What are these kids thinking? It’s a joke? This is not a joke. This is real life.”
The school was placed on a delayed dismissal by Greenville police, and charges are expected.
WNCT will continue to follow this story for the latest developments.