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UPDATE: Teens arrested after making threats against Red Bank Middle and High schools

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UPDATE: Two teens have been arrested by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office after threats were made against Red Bank Middle and High Schools using social media. 

The threats were first reported Tuesday night to local authorities.

The two students will be charged as juveniles and have been released to their parents’ custody pending further action by the juvenile court.


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Threats against the school were made on social media that a clown would cause harm to students at Red Bank Middle and High Schools. 

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Hamilton County Sheriff's Department felt the threat was unfounded.

The message tells parents:

"Good morning. The Red Bank High School administration is aware that anonymous threats have been made against the school via social media.

The police are investigating the matter, and at this time we do not deem this to be a credible threat.

When those responsible have been identified they will be prosecuted. We are taking precautionary measures to increase security at the school today.

Please call the school main office if you have any questions."

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