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14-year-old middle school student arrested for making threats to school

Posted at 9:00 AM, Mar 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-06 09:04:14-05

A 14-year-old middle school student has been arrested after she made threats to Tyrone Middle School last week. 

St. Pete police say the 8th grade student circulated a threatening photo on social media and also wrote a threatening message on a wall of a school bathroom. 

The photo shared on Snapchat showed a boy holding a weapon, threatening violence at Tyrone Middle School. 

The post advised parents to not send their children to school on Friday, March 2, 2018. 

After several tips and cooperation from her parents, the 8th grader was charged with a 2nd degree felony charge of making a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner. 

St. Pete police says nearly half of the student body at Tyrone Middle School was absent on Friday, because of the threat. 

St. Pete police says "We would like to encourage students, teachers, parents and the community that if you see or hear something, continue to say something to police. Please do not share any social media posts containing alleged or perceived threats or false reports."