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TikTok, Snapchat threats put Augusta County middle school on edge

Chris Graham
Beverley Manor Middle School
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A Beverley Manor Middle School student is facing criminal charges after a threat to the school was reported by administrators on Tuesday.

“There is no current threat to Beverley Manor Middle School at this time,” Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith said in a statement overnight, after his office’s investigation into threatening messages posted to TikTok and Snapchat that emerged late in the school day on Tuesday.

A news release from the sheriff’s office reported that it was quickly determined that a student was responsible for the messages that were disseminated via Snapchat.

That student has been identified, and criminal petitions are pending.

Smith said in the release that his office is assigning additional deputies to the school for the school day on Wednesday “in order for students, staff, and parents to feel safe.”

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham, the king of "fringe media," is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].