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15-year-old student accused of threatening to 'shoot up' Robinson High School on Instagram

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 03:01:25-04

TAMPA, Fla. — A teenager is accused of making threats toward his high school in Tampa.

The Tampa Police Department received a tip regarding a student at Robinson High School posting threatening messages on Instagram, saying he was going to bring a gun to the school. The threatening social media messages prompted the school to go on a "lock-in" while TPD and school security investigated Tuesday morning.

The student initially denied allegations but TPD later found a gun at the teen's home. The student eventually admitted to making the threats.

The student is charged with making a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner.

ABC Action News is not releasing the suspect student's identity due to the fact that he is a minor.