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Student charged after making threats

A Wilson Central student was charged through Juvenile Court for threats made to another student and the school, according to Wilson County Sheriffs.

The threats were made Thursday night, one day after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida., that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The tragedy marked another school shooting in the United State this year. On Feb. 9, 2018, a 17 year old was critically hurt after he was shot outside Pearl Cohn High School in Nashville. On Jan. 23, 2018, little more than a week prior, two students were shot and killed at Marshall County High School in Kentucky.

“We take all threats seriously and will prosecute any student who makes a direct threat on an individual or the school itself, even if students are doing so in a joking manner,” said Lt. Scott Moore of Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. “These situations are not something to joke about or make a mockery of and we will work collaboratively with school administrators to maintain a safe environment.”

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