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Student expelled, facing criminal charges for Fayette County high school threat

Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 8:11 AM CDT
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SOMERVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - The student responsible for another social media threat made against Fayette-Ware High School has been identified.

Fayette County Public Schools says student that made the terrorist threat will be expelled from school for 365 days. The student will also face criminal charges for a terroristic threat.

District officials report all student backpacks and purses were searched and metal detectors were used as they entered school buildings Tuesday morning; no visitors are allowed at this time, extra security is in place to ensure the safety of students and administration and everyone is “safely in class.”

This is the second threat made within a week against the school.

On Friday, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says a social media post of a gun with a threatening message was shared. Officials closed off the school’s football game to spectators and canceled after-school classes as the investigation continued.

It was later discovered the post was a prank sent out by a Fayette-Ware high student.

Charges against the student are pending, at last report.

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