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Police: Bus driver threatened to shoot up North Carolina school

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(CNN/Meredith) – A school bus driver in North Carolina is accused of threatening to shoot up a middle school on social media.

The Union County sheriff's office said 32-year-old Lashauna Hooker Beachum wrote a threatening post on a Facebook group using a fake account.

She disparagingly mentioned several school employees, including the principal and quote "immigrants living in suburban estates trying to take over the school."

She then threatened to shoot up Porter Ridge Middle School, according to investigators. 

Beachum was only employed with the school district less than two months.

Now the former bus driver is facing two felony charges.

"We allege she put it up initially, took it down and then actually reposted it, so there was actually two crimes committed with the same content," said Tony Underwood of the Union County sheriff’s office.

The school added extra security on Friday as a precaution. Investigators are still working to find a motive in this case.

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