Deputies with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office received information from students at Walton High School that someone was going to shoot people at the school.
On May 9, deputies along with school officials worked late into the evening investigating the information and were able to track down the student who provided the original information.
The student advised authorities that they was just trying to be funny and scare their friends and that no real threat existed to the school or students.
Contact was made with the student’s parents and it was determined that the student did not have any access to a weapon. School officials took immediate action and expelled the student from school for the remainder of the year.
“The cooperation and swift action between the Sheriff’s Office and the Walton County School district shows our combined commitment to providing the safest schools in the country," said
Walton County High School remains open and will have a normal school day.