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3 Charged After Fake Social Media Threat At Gallatin HS

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Posted at 12:42 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 13:42:39-04

Three students have been arrested and charged after a fake threat against Gallatin High School was posted on social media.

Officials with Sumner County Schools said the school’s principal was notified of a possible threat late Monday afternoon.

A group of students were pictured on social media holding an airsoft rifle, joking that the threat was real.

After a joint investigation between police and the school, the rumor turned out to be false.

Three students were arrested and charged in the incident. 

School officials said this is a good reminder for parents to have a conversation with their children about social media.

Parents were also notified of the issue and extra police was present on campus, Tuesday.