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Suspect arrested, accused of threatening Sherman High School

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SHERMAN, TX -- Scary moments for students in Sherman Tuesday after police say someone threatened to shoot up a school.

The suspect was arrested Tuesday afternoon. But for legal reasons, police say they cannot release their identity.

They say someone behind a fake profile on Facebook posted threatening the staff and students in Sherman High School.

The suspect used the name "Joey Paradise” saying that the high school should prepare for a shooting.

But administrators say it was hoax.

“The lesson here is, is that we will bring to bear all things that we have to be able to investigate this to the fullest, to be able to make sure that our students are safe, the faculty's safe, and the staff at the schools are safe, we take that very seriously," said Sgt. D.M. Hampton with the Sherman Police Department.

Police say evidence they recovered was able to confirm to them who the suspect was.

Administrators say the school has added extra security as a pre-cautionary measure, but students and parents should not be worried.

Police officers say this type of crime will not be tolerated in the city of Sherman.