The alleged author of a bomb threat at Culbreth Middle School has been caught – and the whole thing was apparently a hoax.
Executive Director of Community Relations for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Jeff Nash told WCHL Monday that the culprit is a male student at the school. No other information about him was available.
Culbreth was put on high security alert after a note was discovered at the school Friday afternoon.
The writer of the note indicated that there would be an explosive planted in the school on Thursday, May 8 at 1:50 p.m.
Nash said the author of the note has been identified and has confessed to the hoax. He said that “appropriate disciplinary action” will be taken, although he couldn’t yet reveal what that would be.
Nash said he wasn’t aware of the student’s motive for writing the note.
Beginning Tuesday morning, students will resume their normal school-entry conditions. That means that book bags and backpacks will once again be allowed.