A Tullahoma High School student was arrested Monday night after making a social media threat via Instagram, according to school officials.
According to THS Principal Kathy Rose, the THS administration was made aware of the threat at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday morning by School Resource Officer Willie Young.
Public Information Officer Winston Brooks confirmed to The News that a social media threat was made “against a student” at THS.
According to Rose’s statement, the threat involved “bringing a firearm to school” and an arrest had been made.
According to Brooks, Tullahoma Police Department Investigator Josh Leverette arrested the juvenile involved in the threat. The student has a court date scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19 at Coffee County Juvenile Court. Until that time, the Coffee County Youth Services released the student back into his parents’ custody.
“The family has been instructed to keep the student at home until a thorough investigation can be conducted,” Rose’s statement said. “As always, thank you for trusting us not only with your children’s education but their safety as well.”
TPD said it “remains committed to the safety of our community and its students.”
“THS is on a soft lock down, and extra patrols are on campus and watching the juvenile’s house to ensure there is no further disturbance,” city officials said around 2 p.m.
Young and Leverette are working the case.
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