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Students Threatened On Social Media, Teen Arrested

Posted at 9:01 PM, Mar 05, 2017

A 14-year-old student has been arrested in Wilson County for a threat made on social media.

Officials with Wilson County Schools said the threat was made earlier on Sunday against students at Wilson Central High School.

Reports stated a fellow student revealed the threat to their parents, and they immediately contacted the authorities.

According to school officials, authorities with the Wilson County Sheriff's Office identified the 14-year-old student and made the arrest.

Jennifer Johnson with Wilson County Schools confirmed the threat was a shooting that was sent in a group chat through social media and said, "Don't come to school Monday, I'm gonna make Columbine seem like a joke."

The school system said the following through social media:

"We understand that rumors have been circulating throughout the community about this threat, but we assure you that the matter has been thoroughly investigated, and dealt with. While we don't believe this was a credible threat, we take situations like this seriously, and will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure the safety of your children."