Police make arrest in Central Cabarrus High School threats

An arrest has been made following the multiple online threats made against Central Cabarrus High School. 

The Concord Police Department and the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office arrested Harrison Cole Hawley, 17, and charged him with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property, which is a Class H felony. 

Hawley was identified and taken into custody Friday morning, police say. 

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Hawley, who is a student at Central Cabarrus High School, confessed his involvement to investigators. Police believe the threat was intended to disrupt the high school's pep rally that was planned for Friday. 

There is no evidence that Hawley, or others, intended to carry out an act of violence against the school. Police said the investigation will continue so that the department can identify whether anyone may have aided Hawley in creating or publishing the threat. 

The police department and school system said they take these matters very seriously, as evidenced by the additional security measures that were put into place at Central Cabarrus High School to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and school staff.