Update: Trial against UK student scheduled for February

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - 12-06-18 Update

University of Kentucky student, Haily Duvall, 19, could spend several years in prison after a grand jury returned a 15-count indictment against her.

Our sister station WKYT reports, Duvall is accused of using Snapchat to send on-campus threats to other students.

She is facing 15 combined counts of transmitting threatening communications and giving false information.

The penalties for each charge are up to five or ten years in prison along with a $250,000 fine.

Her trial is scheduled to begin in February.

11-21-18 Update
Haily Duvall is now released on supervision.

A federal judge ordered Haily Duvall to stay in the eastern district of Kentucky while her case plays out.

The 19-year-old is accused of making phony threats against the University of Kentucky.

Duvall is charged with making terroristic threats on Snapchat.

Duvall is also ordered to stay off all social media sites.

11-18-18 Update
Haily Loriane Duvall made her first appearance in federal court Friday. WKYT has the details.

Duvall faces three federal charges involving threatening communications, making false statements, and hoaxes.

Investigators said during an interview with Duvall early on the morning of November 8 she attempted to log onto her Snapchat account, and they saw one of the accounts connected to the threat on her phone screen.

Duvall is at the Woodford County Detention Center.

11-8-18 AM Update
University of Kentucky police have made an arrest early Thursday morning in connection with a social media threat aimed at the White Hall Classroom Building.

Haily Loriane Duvall, 19, a sophomore from Glasgow, Kentucky, has been charged with terroristic threatening 2nd degree and filing a false police report. We're told she is also a part-time employee at UK HealthCare.

Officials say Duvall was also the person who contacted them to tell them about the threats being posted on Snapchat Wednesday afternoon.

She is expected to be arraigned in Fayette County on Thursday. Duvall is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.

Original Story
Wednesday afternoon, officials with the U.K. Police Department say they received information about a threat made on social media.

Officials are calling the threat 'unsubstantiated' and say that it involved the White Hall Classroom Building.

Our sister station WKYT reports the social media post made a threat involving a bomb.

While officials investigate the post, they say they will be adding more security around the building.

Classes will resume as normal Thursday.

They ask anyone with information about the threat to call them at (859) 257-8573.



 
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