HAMPTON, Va. – A 20-year-old man has been arrested after police say he made a threat via social media toward Phoebus High School.
On Tuesday, Hampton Police were notified about a post circulating on social media that threatened violence at Phoebus High.
Investigators determined the threat was not credible, but they said it was communicated in a way that caused fear and panic within the community.
Nedko Ivanov Coon, a 20-year-old Newport News man, was arrested and charged with one count of Threats of Violence Involving a School.
Even though the threat was not substantiated, police increased officer presence at all schools in the Hampton City Schools district throughout the day as a precaution.
The Hampton Police Division collaborated with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Newport News Police Department to quickly identify and apprehend Coon. Police were unable to provide a mugshot at the time of publication.
This arrest comes a day after a shooting injured two students at Heritage High School in Newport News. A 15-year-old boy, a student, was arrested in connection with that incident.
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