Judge sets bond for UK student accused of social media threats to campus
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - Classes at the University of Kentucky are going on as normal with an increased police presence as the student accused of making social media threats was arraigned in Fayette District Court.
19-year-old Haily Duvall, the person police say first reported the threats, was arrested early Thursday morning. Police worked with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to track down where the threats were coming from.
Their investigation led them to Duvall, who admitted to making the threats. Duvall is charged with terroristic threatening and filing a false police report. A judge set Duvall's bond at $1,000.
The threats suggested a potential attack at White Hall on the UK campus.
Duvall not only contacted police, but she also contacted FOX 56, saying she stumbled across the threats online. She said the threats "should be fully investigated" during an interview.
UK called the threats "unsubstantiated" on Wednesday night.
Duvall is from Glasgow and is a part-time employee with UK HealthCare. She could potentially face federal charges.
The Kentucky Kernel reports Duvall first spread the information on the threats to a GroupMe chat with more than 3,000 members. The report also has a timeline of events leading to Duvall's arrest.
Duvall's next court appearance is 8:30 a.m. Nov. 26. Her pastor was at court Thursday afternoon. He said he would bail her out, but he has a lot of questions and wants to talk to her face-to-face. Duvall became emotional as the pastor spoke.