RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) -- A Trinity teenager will spend up to nearly seven years behind bars after he allegedly solicited a murder while in Randolph County School System, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.
On Feb. 28, 2018, Wheatmore High School officials told the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office of a possible threat of violence toward students and staff. Jacob Thomas Norris, 19, was served a true bill of indictment for felony solicitation to commit murder on March 16, 2018.
Deputies say Norris was a student in the Randolph County School System at the time and was promptly removed from the school system.
On March 12, 2020, Norris was found guilty of felony solicitation to commit murder. He was given an active sentence of 4 years 10 months to 6 years 10 months.