Threat against White House Heritage High School determined to be a hoax

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According to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, a threat reported on Sunday against White House Heritage High School was a hoax.

The sheriff’s office said it put extra security in place on the campus while the investigation was underway.

In a statement, the sheriff’s office said the hoax was started by a student.

“The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a reported threat to the White House Heritage High School,” said the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office in a statement. “The investigation determined this was a hoax that was started by a student and circulated throughout the community and social media. The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office is working with the District Attorney to determine if any charges will be filed.”

J.C. Escue has lived on the land across from the campus for decades.

He said he trusts law enforcement will keep him, his family and neighbors safe, but was surprised when he heard of the threat.

“We live in such a calm part of the state, you don’t expect anything to happen here,” said Escue.

The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office said it will continue to investigate any and all potential threats to schools as school safety is one of its top priorities.

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