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12-year-old St. Pete student arrested for school shooting threat

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 10:52:44-04

A 12-year-old St. Petersburg student was arrested after a school shooting threat.

It happened at Tyrone Middle School via social media post.

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Police say she posted 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, sparking an investigation. Police arrested her Tuesday for making a written threat to kill or do bodily injury, a felony.

"Making threats at school is not a joke," SPPD says. "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."