Another Union County parent upset over threats made to child


INDIAN TRAIL, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — For the second time in a week, a Porter Ridge Middle School parent has expressed concerns about threats made against their child.

The latest one involves Angela Sipriano’s autistic 7th grade son. She says he was verbally threatened with a gun by another student on the bus Thursday afternoon.

“My son was talking to one of his other friends and they were joking around and he said ‘don’t be a traitor’ and then said ‘don’t call him a traitor, I’ll shoot you in the face,'” said Sipriano. 

The school confirming to FOX 46 by email a verbal threat was indeed made but no weapons were found. 

Angela says unfortunately her son is no stranger to problems at the school. She’s fearful she’ll have to pull her son from the school because of other past issues. 

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“In the last two months my son has been assaulted twice,” she said. 

The first time he was slapped in the face. The other time he was punched in the face.

Although Angela met with school officials Friday morning to discuss this latest allegation, she’s not hopeful the school will resolve the issue.

“I filed a report with an officer today and I was told by his supervisor that would put in a petition which would in turn bring it to the courts,” she said. “What the school is going to do for disciplinary action I have no idea because I can tell you the two assaults mads on my son nothing happened to the child and he remained in school.”



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