New Kent Homecoming threat deemed not credible

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NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The New Kent County Sheriff’s Office has deemed a threat not credible against New Kent County High School.

The Sheriff’s Office posted online that there was talk about a possible weapon at the high school’s Homecoming Dance Saturday night. Deputies were already on scene for the dance and acted immediately.

Interviews were conducted and no weapon was found.

8News reached out to the Sheriff’s Office and was told the alleged threat was a “miscommunication between two students.”

Parents received messages from their kids about the possible threat.

The school administration will continue to investigate and take disciplinary action if necessary.

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