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Middle School Student Arrested for Making Threats

10-02-19

A 12- year- old girl at Tyrone Middle School was arrested for posting a picture of the school on social media and saying she planned to have the school “shot up”. The post was shared and seen via social media several times.

A student reported it to the School Resource Officer and it prompted an investigation. Police arrested her Tuesday evening for making a written threat to kill or do bodily injury, a felony.

Making threats at school is not a joke. The St. Petersburg Police Department takes all threats against schools very seriously. Anyone who makes verbal or written threats will be investigated and face serious consequences.

Report 2019-043041