Montgomery County, TN – A suspect in custody after posting threats on a social media Web site had no means to carry out the threats, according to investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect is a minor and a student at West Creek High School, where the threats had been directed in the social media posts. Investigators found that the suspect did not have weapons to carry out the threats.The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations worked diligently with MCSO investigators throughout the evening and into the morning to track down the suspect.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System also worked closely with investigators and provided them with everything they needed to track down the suspect.
“We have been working on this threat all night and into the early morning hours,” said Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson. “About the only thing that I can release at this time is that we do have one suspect and continue to investigate the threats to ensure that we have everyone involved. I am confident that this is the sole suspect. As with any investigation, we cannot release too much because it is still ongoing.”
“The biggest point that I would like to get across is that the West Creek School Campus is safe. There will be an increased law-enforcement presence until the end of the investigation,” stated Fusion.
“We just want to thank the school system – we are all stakeholders in the safety of our community’s children, and we are thankful to have had their support through this investigation,” said Fuson.
No more information will be released at this time, as the investigation is still pending.
Anyone with any information regarding this case should call 931.648.0611 ext. 13400.