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Student charged with 'communicating threats of mass violence' at Gaston County school

After searching the suspect's car on campus, officers said they found a knife and brass knuckles.

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — An 18-year-old student was charged with communicating threats of mass violence in Gaston County.

Police said Jacob Brandon Rhyne threatened students at North Gaston High School in Dallas on Monday. After searching his car on campus, officers said they found a knife and brass knuckles.

Rhyne was taken to jail on $5,000 bond for possession of weapons on state property (public school) and $1 million bond for the threats charge. On Wednesday, bond was reduced to $500,000.

Anyone with information about this investigation should call Gaston County Police at 704-866-3320 or Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.

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