Franklin H.S. students charged after talk of violence on messaging app

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Some students were detained and charged with false report, a felony, after school officials became aware of a conversation on school violence.

Willie Dickerson, the principal of Franklin High School, sent a letter to parents saying the students were talking on the texting app GroupMe.

The conversation reportedly related to the topic of school violence, prompting Principal Dickerson to contact law enforcement for assistance in an investigation.

Her letter states, “Law enforcement reports that some of these students have been detained and are being charged with False Report, which is a felony.”

Principal Dickerson added that she urges parents to check their child’s social media accounts, saying, “We can’t tolerate students joking, threatening, our insinuating violence at Franklin High.”

New 2 reached out to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office who said it received information “about a possible future disturbance at Franklin High School.” The department is working with school officials to identify other possible suspects and the investigation is ongoing.

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