||| Lebanon Police |||
Law enforcement agencies in Wilson County, Tennessee say that they may have prevented a mass shooting from occurring at one of their high schools in the community.
Those authorities say that they became aware of a viral video making its rounds across social media in which one student was making serious threats towards the safety and security of both faculty and classmates at Lebanon High School.
The 18-year-old was arrested for posting the video to Snapchat, where he threatened to shoot two of his classmates at Lebanon High School.
Police say Nathan Tomlin was taken into custody at his home Sunday afternoon without incident, but they're fortunate that they were able to make the arrest before tomorrow where it's believed he had intended to act on the threats.
In the video, Tomlin could be seen brandishing both a rifle and several rounds of ammunition, of which he called out the names of each person the round was for, according to Lebanon police
When officers came to Tomlin’s home, authorities say he admitted to making the video as well as the threats to other students.
Tomlin was taken to the Wilson County Jail and charged with two counts of harassment.
The weapon seen in the video was confiscated by police and placed into evidence for safekeeping.
The Lebanon Police Department says they are working to ensure the safety of students, and there is no perceived threat to anyone at the school at this time.
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