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Gun threat investigated at Tazewell High School

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A threat on social media has caused law enforcement in Tazewell, Virginia to increase the number of officers on campus for a football game Friday night.

The heavy presence of policemen for the event is due to a rumor of a someone bringing a gun to school at Tazewell High that TCSO Major Harold Heatley said was originated on social media websites on Wednesday.

A number of students have been interviewed by investigators and some of the students responsible for posting the rumor have not been allowed back on school grounds, Heatley said.

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