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8th grader accused of threatening to 'shoot up' Azalea Middle School

Posted at 3:07 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 15:11:04-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- An eighth grader in St. Petersburg is accused of threatening to "shoot up the school" Friday.

According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, an Azalea Middle School student made a threatening statement to other students that he was planning to dress up as a school shooter and then shoot up the school.

Someone shared the suspect student's comments on social media and the school's resource officer launched an investigation.

The 13-year-old boy is charged with making a false report of a bomb/firearm to conduct bodily harm, St. Pete police say.

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