A 27-year-old Huntersville man was jailed on $1 million bail on Thursday in connection with a threat to carry out a school shooting, police said.
Michael Wallace Buck was charged with making a false report concerning mass violence at an educational facility. Huntersville Police have not disclosed the name of the school.
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In a statement, police said they responded on Feb. 16 to a call about a man who was threatening to carry out a school shooting. Police said they interviewed Buck about the threats and then obtained warrants for his arrest.
On Monday, Buck’s mother filed an incompetency petition involving her son in the Mecklenburg County courts, court records show. Details of the petition were unavailable Thursday night.
Charlotte lawyer Elizabeth Dantism, who records show is involved in the incompetency petition filing, declined to comment when reached by the Observer. Buck’s parents did not return a phone message left by the Observer at their home.
Buck was found guilty of driving while impaired in April 2017, according to court records. He had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19, more than twice the legal limit for driving, records show.
In 2014, Buck was charged with assault, assault with a deadly weapon and injury to real property, all misdemeanor charges that were dropped at the request of the victim, records show.
Anyone with information about the school shooting threat is asked to contact Huntersville Police Officer Odette Saglimbeni at 704-464-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.