Former Hargrave Military Academy student charged with making threats against school
CHATHAM (WSLS10) – The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office has arrested a former student in connection with the threat at Hargrave Military Academy this past February.
On February 16, the school received a threat via a direct message through one of the school's social media sites which claimed to have ties to ISIS and said something would happen at the school on a specific date in the future. A the time, the school and law enforcement considered the threat credible and believed it had a probable relationship with ISIS.
During Thursday's press conference, the sheriff said that there is no connection at this time between the suspect and ISIS.
After hundreds of man hours, the sheriff's office filed these five charges against the juvenile:
The juvenile charged has since returned to his home.
The investigation included both local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office resourced about 30 members for the different divisions to include Cyber Investigations, Special Investigations, General Investigations, deputies and the command staff.
His next court date is July 13.
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