Teen accused of threatening school shooting on social media
STRAWBERRY PLAINS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a 13-year-old student has been arrested for sharing a post online that said the student intended to carry out a school shooting.
Citing the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, WBIR-TV reports the teen was charged Monday with filing false reports and harassment. A statement by the sheriff’s office says the teen told deputies the post threatening a shooting at Carter Middle School in Strawberry Plains was a joke.
Authorities haven’t released the teen’s name or gender. It’s unclear if the teen has a lawyer to contact for comment.
Information from: WBIR-TV, http://www.wbir.com/