WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — A Washington man facing charges after officials said he communicated a threat March 30 against other Beaufort County Schools Transportation Department employees was terminated by the school system Friday.
Joshua Michael Boyd, 39, of Gilbert Lane in Washington was charged with one count of Felony Communicating a Threat of Mass Violence on Educational Property, according to a Wednesday press release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. At the time of his arrest, he was held in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.
Officials said on March 30 at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a threat against the employees. The threat was made to a third party via text, officials said.
The sheriff’s office notified Beaufort County Schools Assistant Superintendent Mark Doane about the threat. Employees were contacted. Nobody was injured and officials said the incident was isolated in nature.
“(Boyd) was terminated today via certified letter due to his no-contact court order,” BCS public information officer Kristen Riddle. “The superintendent executed Board Policy 7940: Classified Personnel: Suspension and Dismissal as the foundation for the termination.”