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Wakulla County deputies, FBI investigate school threat

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 11:47:35-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Wakulla County Sheriff's office says they are investigating after the FBI notified them of a threatening social media post shared by a Wakulla High student.

Tuesday evening at approximately 7:45 p.m., the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the FBI of a threatening social media post.

School Resource Officers were notified about the threat along with district school personnel. Law enforcement, with assistance from the FBI, were able to determine the location of the device from which the threat was posted.

Officers were then dispatched to a home and a suspect was questioned.

They say the suspect is currently enrolled at Wakulla High School. After talking with the parent and the student, an investigation was opened and is currently ongoing.

The Wakulla County School System encourages all parents to talk with their children about the serious consequences for students when making threatening posts on social media and digital communication.

"We encourage our students and school community to continue to practice the See Something, Say Something initiative in order to insure the safety of everyone in our community! Together, we can make Wakulla County a safe place to live, work and attend school!" the sheriff's office wrote.

Wakulla County Schools officially start school on Monday.