MONROE, N.C. — A possible threat of violence at Central Academy of Arts and Technology in Monroe has led to an increased police presence, according to reports.
On Wednesday, Monroe Police investigated a possible threat made by a student at CATA. Following an investigation, police charged an eleventh grade student with Communicating Threats.
The student was released with a written citation.
Monroe Police did not find the threat to be credible, but additional officers have been on campus to ensure public safety.
Union County Public Schools released the following statement regarding the incident:
“Union County Public Schools takes all safety matters seriously. When threats are made to schools, our staff works closely with law enforcement officers to investigate these incidents. We will not tolerate behavior that disrupts a safe school environment. Students who are involved in incidents related to threats will be disciplined according to the UCPS Code of Conduct.”