Police increase presence at Cumberland County schools after possible threats

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - There are extra law enforcement officers at Cumberland County schools Wednesday after social media posts surfaced talking about student walk-outs and possible threats of violence.

Crossville police, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and Cumberland County schools officials said there were no credible threats to the schools, but they were erring on the side of caution and increasing their law enforcement presence. 

Police say the posts mentioned a student-walkout to memorialize the victims of the February 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. Police said the walk-outs appeared to have been canceled.

Police say some of the posts also mentioned unverified threats of violence, but found no credible evidence of imminent danger. However, police are investigating the posts and their sources for possible prosecution.

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