Arrest made in 1 of 2 Williamson County school threats

ravenwood high school threat, April 16, 2015

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – At student was arrested in connection to a threat at Heritage Middle School that took place early Thursday afternoon.

School officials made the announcement Thursday evening alongside the Williamson County District Attorney Kim Helper.

The student reportedly confessed to the threat found on a bathroom wall at the school around Noon. An alert sent to parents from Williamson County Schools spokeswoman Carol Birdsong said the building was evacuated in an abundance of caution.

“We take all threats seriously and will prosecute those who commit the threat as aggressively as the law allows,” the alert continued.

The student’s identity was not immediately released, nor were the charges against them.

The threat to Heritage Middle was Williamson County’s second. Ravenwood High School was also evacuated Thursday morning due a threat on a bathroom wall.

Students were taken to the school’s football stadium around 9 a.m. until the property and buildings were deemed safe by law enforcement.

Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney said via Twitter Thursday evening that there is a $500 reward for anyone who information that leads to further arrests.

Both threats come in the wake of many across Middle Tennessee. Click here for complete coverage.

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