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Plea Deal Reached In Social Media Bomb Threat Case

Posted at 5:33 AM, Jun 18, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Last fall a student at the University of Kentucky made a bomb threat on social media that sent the whole campus into panic.

The student who police say is responsible pled “not guilty” to the crime but we’ve learned that she might be changing that plea.

According to the Herald-Leader, Haily Duvall’s lawyers have reached a plea deal but the details are still being sorted out.

Her attorneys have allegedly filed a motion saying she’ll be changing her plea.

Plea deals are often reached in exchange for charges that reduce in number or severity.

The bomb threats against the white hall classroom building on Snapchat were reported to UK police by Duvall back on Nov. 7.

She was interviewed by the school paper about the incident before anyone knew she was the one who made the threats.

UK police arrested Duvall and in December she was indicted on 11 counts of threatening interstate communications and four counts of maliciously conveying false information concerning a threat.

Those who know her say her past wasn’t perfect.

“She had a troubled past she is from the foster care system,” said Ben Hughes. “I’ve gotten to know her in church.”

Duvall worked part-time at UK Health Care at the time of the threat but is no longer a student nor employed at the university.

She is scheduled to be re-arraigned on June 24 in Fayette County federal court.