Tyler Hering (courtesy: Lexington County Sheriff's Office)
BRISTOW, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Lexington County Sheriff's Department in South Carolina says authorities from the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia helped them with a bomb threat investigation this week.
According to the sheriff's department on Facebook, they developed information that led to the arrest of 20-year-old Tyler Hering on Tuesday in Bristow, Va.
Hering is accused of randomly selecting White Knoll High School near Lexington, SC and calling in a bomb threat on Monday, according to authorities.
Prince William County police executed a search warrant at Hering's home in Bristow on Tuesday, say SC authorities, and they developed probable cause to arrest him on a charge in Virginia of communicating a threat to bomb a place of assembly or building.
Authorities say Hering was being held without bond on Wednesday at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center. They add that he will not face charges in Lexington County because Hering communicated the bomb threat from his home in Virginia.
According to authorities, Hering does not have any established ties to White Knoll High School, anyone in the Lexington community or any other community in South Carolina.
A search of the school did not find any items that posed a threat to students, faculty or staff, say authorities.