Clinton High School student arrested after alleged social media threats

CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) -  

A 15-year-old Clinton High School student was taken into custody after police investigated threats made on social media.

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says the female student sent a male student messages on social media that eventually led to threats.

After an investigation by school resource officers, detectives and school officials, the student was identified and arrested. She's being held in juvenile detention pending a hearing.

The superintendent of Anderson County Schools posted to Twitter on Thursday that rumors of a threat at the school were a hoax and no one was ever in any danger.

"The safety of our students and staff are our top priority," said Dr. Tim Parrott.

Two other teens were arrested Thursday for making threats against their schools, one in Morristown and one in Oak Ridge.

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