Student admits to making threats against Riverdale High School

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UPDATE: Rutherford County Schools says a 17-year-old student has been identified as being responsible for making the threats.

The student admitted to the threats, calling them an "inappropriate prank," according to the school. The student has been arrested and will face discipline from the school district.

Police have charged the teen with two felony counts of making false reports.


RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn.--Rutherford County Schools is investigating a social media threat made against Riverdale High School on Thursday.

RCS spokesman James Evans says administrators at the school were notified late Thursday afternoon about a threat against the high school posted on social media.

Both the school district and police are "aggressively investigating the situation to hopefully determine the parties who are responsible for sending it," Evans said in a statement.

Evans adds in a note to parents, the situation is not being taken lightly.

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