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Halifax County Sheriff's Office: Social media threat deemed not credible

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HALIFAX COUNTY (WSLS 10) - The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has determined that a threat posted on social media regarding the recent shooting in Orlando is not credible.

County investigators initiated the investigation, along with the Virginia State Police Fusion Center and federal officials.

When interviewing the subject, federal officials determined that although it's in poor taste, the person does not pose a threat to national security.

The sheriff's office said that due to the potential serious nature of this incident and threats of domestic and foreign terrorism across the country, these incidents will always be investigated thoroughly and referred to the proper authorities.