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March 27 2015

This is a Joint Press Release issued by the Levy County School Board, Williston Police Department and the Levy County Sheriff's Office. 

On the afternoon of March 27, 2015, Levy County School Board personnel and LCSO Deputies became aware of a handwritten note found at Williston High School.  The writer of this note made threats to commit violent acts at WHS on Monday March 30, 2015. 

Through the combined efforts of all three agencies, a 17 year old female Williston High School Junior has been arrested.  Investigators were able to develop the juvenile as a suspect and quickly obtain a verbal confession. 

After conferring with personnel from the 8th Circuit State's Attorney Office, the suspect was taken into custody and charged with Making Threats for the purpose of Extortion.  The evidence shows that the note was delivered for the purpose of compelling the removal of a WHS teacher that the suspect did not like.  The suspect was transported to the Levy County Detention Center and released to the custody of the Florida Department  of Juvenile Justice. 

Despite the arrest, the investigation is continuing.  Anyone who has information regarding anything related to this incident is encouraged to contact LCSO at 352-486-5111 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-877-349-8477.  

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March 27 2015
 
This is a Joint Press Release issued by the Levy County School Board, Williston Police Department and the Levy County Sheriff's Office

On the afternoon of March 27, 2015, Levy County School Board personnel and LCSO Deputies became aware of a handwritten note found at Williston High School.  The writer of this note made threats to commit violent acts at WHS on Monday March 30, 2015. 

LCSO is actively investigating the incident jointly with Levy County School Board administrators and Williston Police Department.  At this time, no evidence has been uncovered to validate any threat made in the note.    

Additional updates will be provided to the public as they become available.  These will be provided through public press releases, the School Board's "Phone Home System" and the websites of both the School Board and Sheriff's Office. 

Anyone who has information regarding the note writer or anything related to this incident is encouraged to contact LCSO at 352-486-5111.  Tips can also be made anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-877-349-8477.