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Teen accused of threatening school shooting on social media

September 18, 2018

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.

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Information from: WBIR-TV, http://www.wbir.com/

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