GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina community college closed Friday and will stay closed through Monday after receiving threatening telephone calls that followed a shooting death involving a self-avowed neo-Nazi.
Goldsboro police say they charged a 31-year-old man with a felony for allegedly phoning in a false report Friday threatening a shooting at Wayne Community College. Kentrell Lamont Chadwick was charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property.
Officials closed the campus Friday morning and canceled weekend classes and activities after receiving "several threatening phone calls over the last two days," college President Kay Albertson said in a statement on the school's website. After local officials opted to cancel classes Friday for a high school operating on the campus, college officials did likewise to lessen confusion, she said.
But a police statement said: "There has been no further indication of any additional threats made towards the college, college employee or students."
Messages asking the college and police department to clarify the seeming discrepancy were not returned.
The college was evacuated Monday after an employee was killed.
Welding student Kenneth Morgan Stancil III is charged with killing Ron Lane. Stancil says he's a neo-Nazi who hates gay people. Lane was gay and fired Stancil last month.
Police said there is no indication that Friday's threat was connected to the Stancil case.