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Navarre High gets extra security following vague Facebook post
NAVARRE, Fla. -- Facebook posts by a former Navarre High School student have triggered a response from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's office.
Investigators say they've found no evidence of a credible threat but extra deputies were placed at the school today.
A sheriff's office SUV sitting right in front of the school behind me.
In addition to the resource officer, two deputies have been here all day just as a precaution.
Their presence stems from rumors that spread after messages were posted on Facebook by a former student.
One of them says in part, "When a wallflower like my little brother is murdered by those we are supposed to trust most no one gives a 'blank'. You all deserve to burn and will because I will make you."
The sheriff's office says no arrests have been made because no threats were substantiated and there were no direct threats made against the school.
A phone message went out to parents from Principal Brian Noack notifying them about the situation.
Many of them were worried.
Larry Hayes, Father of student: "If they're concerned a little bit, it's better to be safe than sorry. I'd rather see us maybe overdo it a bit than not do anything."
The principal says the former student is upset about his younger brother's recent death.
It's not clear where his brother lived or if he was in fact murdered.
He says students read the posts and started to assume that there might be a threat to kids or the school, even though one was never stated.
Noack says he and other authorities have been monitoring the situation and that over the last few days, officers have been making the rounds just in case.
The principal says the number one priority is the safety of students