A Riverdale High School student was arrested in connection to online threats made against the school, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. A 17-year-old Rutherford County teenager was arrested on Thursday and charged with two felony counts of making false reports after police say he posted online threats against Riverdale High School. The student admitted the threats were a prank, according to Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans. In addition to being arrested and charged, Evans said the student will be disciplined by the school district “thoroughly.” Police say they believe the teenager was acting alone. “We want parents to know we are committed to the safety of the children, along with the teachers and staff,” Capt. Brad Harrison said in a RCSO news release issued Thursday night. Harrison is a school resource officer. How the threats unfolded An anonymous online threat was posted to an Instagram account Thursday afternoon threatening to “kill these people” on Friday around 1:30 p.m. The threat appeared to be directed at Riverdale High School students. The post reads “I will kill these people tomorrow at riverdale high school Murfreesboro tn approximately at 1:30pm.” The caption of the post reads “I’m serious be prepared @1:30… Read full this story
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