Jefferson Forest High School student arrested for alleged social media threat

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FOREST, Va. (WFXR) — A student at Jefferson Forest High School was arrested Friday after allegedly posting a threat on social media.

A statement from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said the agency received a report of the alleged social media threat Friday morning, Nov. 15. The county’s school resource officers identified the student, who was arrested off campus after a short investigation. The student has been charged with making a threat, the sheriff’s office said.

The student was transported to Lynchburg Detention Home.

The sheriff’s office said there “was no direct threat” to Jefferson Forest High School.

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