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Former Hall student accused of threatening school while still on probation for 2017 threat
Destiny Sanchez
Destiny Kaila Sanchez

A former student on probation for making bomb threats was arrested Friday morning following a threat against the Hall County School District.

Destiny Kaila Sanchez, 19, of Murrayville, has been charged with terroristic threats and disruption of a public school following her arrest at approximately 3:30 a.m. at a home on Broadway Drive in Gainesville.

After being accused in 2017 of leaving notes about bombs and ISIS in a restroom at North Hall High School, Sanchez was sentenced in April to 12 months probation on a reduced charge of disorderly conduct, according to court records, 

She pleaded guilty and was sentenced under the First Offender Act, which allows a case to be discharged without conviction once the sentence is completed.

The sheriff’s office received a tip from a Michigan resident Thursday afternoon about a non-specific bomb threat toward Hall schools posted on Twitter, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators were assigned to the case, school resource officers searched the schools and extra deputies patrolled school areas. Explosive ordnance dog teams were on standby.

The school district notified parents of the threat Thursday evening.

The school district, sheriff's office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation worked on the case. 

Detectives worked to trace the post back to Sanchez, then executed several search warrants that led to her arrest.

Sanchez was taken into custody without incident and remains at the Hall County Jail without bond.

The case remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.