Arlington Teens Arrested For Making School Shooting Threats

Pauline Gross
February 21, 2018

A student at North Medford High School in MA has been reportedly arrested after the Medford Police Department was informed of a threat written on a bathroom stall.

Schools in the United States are on edge in the wake of the Florida shooting, as students have made numerous copycat threats on the Web.

In every instance, police and school officials have said each threat is being taken seriously and thoroughly investigated.

At this time, police say they're still following up on further leads regarding the investigation into the threats made.

Sunday said if extra precautions are needed for the threat, such as an evacuation, the penalty can increase.

In Norfolk, detectives arrested a 14-year-old student who is accused of threatening to shoot classmates. Many concerned parents reached out to the school, prompting district officials to notify parents of the situation. Now the sheriff's office and other law enforcement agencies are investigating the emailed threat.

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On Monday, like a game of telephone, a rumor "that such-and-such would probably start a school shooting" slowly morphed into "such-and-such is going to start a school shooting", said Sheriff Pat Melton.

That individual will faces charges of making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct, PSP said.

Last Thursday, Nutley schools Superintendent Julie Glazer ordered schools closed for several days after a video was posted to Instagram appearing to show local students firing a rifle and handgun. The school resource officer assigned to the high school was contacted immediately and began an investigation. "He is facing a Class 6 felony for making threats of death or bodily injury to a person or persons on school property", the statement said.

In reponse to the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead, South Lyon Schools Superintendent Melissa Baker issued a statement on February 15 recapping the school district's safety protocols. Hartford Police didn't find any weapons in the student's possession or on the school's grounds. Both attend South Lyon High School and the friend reported the message to authorities on Saturday.

According to Williams' arrest affidavit, officers found a.40-caliber Taurus semi-automatic weapon behind a dictionary in a classroom. He is charged with second-degree terroristic threatening.

According to a release by the City of Norfolk, the threat was posted on social media. The school was searched and no explosive devices were found.

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