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Social media threat postpones football game in Southern VA

Brunswick High School (Source: Brunswick Public Schools) Brunswick High School (Source: Brunswick Public Schools)
BRUNSWICK, VA (WWBT) -

The Brunswick-Park View football game set for Friday night has been postponed due to a threat on social media, according to Brunswick County Sheriff B.K. Roberts.

Sheriff Roberts says a single "snap" was sent to a group of students via Snapchat, indicating a shooting, and naming Brunswick and Park View high schools, which were to play each other Friday night.

Roberts says five Brunswick High School students' names were then listed. He advised school administrators to cancel tonight's game, which they did. 

Roberts says multiple teams of investigators are working with Snapchat and interviewing students. All Brunswick High School students were also screened and searched upon entering school, this morning, as a precaution.

Additional deputies are also on hand at the school on Friday. 

Brunswick school officials say parents notified police and the school district when they saw the threat on Snapchat.

No one has been charged, at this point. 

The game will be rescheduled. 

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