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.
There are rumors on social media about a threat at CHS last night. The threat was a hoax and the person responsible has been identified and dealt with appropriately. There was never a danger to anyone. The safety of our students and staff are our top priority.— Dr. Tim Parrott (@TimTparrott) February 22, 2018