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14-year-old arrested for threatening Florida high school

February 21, 2018

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old has been arrested for making a school shooting threat to a Florida high school.

The Bradenton Herald reports Bradenton police found a note last Thursday threatening a shooting this Thursday at Manatee High School. The boy was charged Tuesday with making a false report concerning planting a bomb, an explosive, or a weapon of mass destruction, or concerning the use of firearms in a violent manner.

Bradenton police Lt. Brian Thiers says a surveillance video and subsequent interviews led them to the teen, who confessed. Thiers says the boy’s motive is unknown at this time.

Police also found another note Tuesday threatening violence at the school at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday. Thiers says the threat, more generic than the arrested teen’s, is being taken seriously.

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Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald , http://www.bradenton.com

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