Authorities on watch after multiple threats made to students

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Two students are facing criminal charges after reportedly threatening to shoot up or blow up two high schools in Wayne County. The threats came a month before Wayne County Public Schools issued a release seeking help from parents and students to identify and combat threats at local schools.

On Oct. 1 at Rosewood High School, an underaged student was accused of saying that he were going to shoot multiple students. The student was reportedly found with a "kill list" containing multiple names.

The underage student has since been referred to Juvenile Services for criminal charges.

In September, the Wayne County Sherrif's Office received a false bomb threat at Southern Wayne High School. Through further investigation, 18-year old Taheim Rashad Leach was identified as the caller. 

Warrants have been secured for Leach's arrest. He was not in custody as of Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Anyone with information on his location is encouraged to call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1480 or crime stoppers at 919-735-2255.

Wayne County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Michael J. Dunsmore, shared a nearly 3-minute message through the district’s automated notification system asking parents for their help to address threats at local schools last week.

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