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Teens arrested for making threats to Grafton High School in York County

Deputies got a report about text messages between three students at Grafton High about shooting, bombing and burning the school.

YORK COUNTY, Va. — Author's note: The video above is on file from Nov. 12, 2021.

Three teenagers were arrested for making threats to Grafton High School, the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office said.

On Tuesday night around 10 o'clock, deputies got a report of text messages between three students at Grafton High about shooting, bombing and burning the school on Wednesday. According to YPSO, a "very observant" parent made the report.

Deputies and investigators worked through the night to find the students. They were eventually arrested and charged with conspiracy, threats to bomb and burn, and threats of death on school property.

All three teens were taken to the Merrimac Detention Center where they are awaiting a detention hearing.

“I am extremely pleased with the outstanding efforts of our Deputies, School Resource Officers, Investigators, and the collaborative effort between the York County School Division," Sheriff Danny Diggs said in a news release. "I am thankful for the quick manner in which the case was handled and the swift conclusion of this case to help to put people’s minds at ease.”