Student in custody after Pisgah High School social media threat

The suspect is in custody after sending out a Snapchat telling students to not come to school.

Posted: Sep 17, 2018 12:22 PM
Updated: Sep 17, 2018 4:57 PM

A Pisgah High School student is in custody after posting a threat on social media.

Superintendent Kevin Dukes said he was notified by a parent last night of a Snapchat a student had sent out telling students to not come to school tomorrow. Jackson County Sherriff's Office arrested the student early this morning.

Although parents were notified of the arrest and the all clear was given, a parent sent out a post on Facebook this morning falsely claiming that there was a gun threat at the school and that it was on lockdown. The school said the post caused panic and confusion, and some students did not show up for school. The parent who sent the post could also be facing charges.

Security measures at the school have been increased as a caution, and Dukes said parents should confirm any information concerning threats with the school system or the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said they are still investigating the two social media posts.

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