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Northview School Threat

Four Northview students are charged with terrorist threats after an internet conversation involving on Myspace.

School and law enforcement officials spoke this morning for the first time publicly about the internet conversation.

It turns out, no guns were involved, and it was an internet conversation threatening a school shooting at Northview.

Houston County officials say it started Friday night around 8 o'clock when a concern parent notified the Houston County Sheriff's department when her child noticed a threatening Myspace comment.

Deputies immediately began an investigation, ultimately arresting four juveniles Saturday and charging them with terrorist threats a Class C felony.

Many parents have signed their children out of school for the day today.

Extra police officers are in the hallways to make students and parents feel safer.

Bill Rafferty of Houston Co. Sheriff's Dept. says, “The parents have been cooperating as you can imagine but it's hard for them to think their children would do something like this but they are helping us with the investigation.”

Principal Ron Snell says the school is safe and parents should feel okay about sending their kids back to school.

News 4 will have team coverage on this incident tonight on News 4 at five and six.


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