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Teen arrested after threatening to ‘shoot up’ Auburn Junior High School

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  • Josh Durso 

Officials in Auburn say a student was arrested after a threat at the high school.

Police arrested a student who admitted to posting something to Twitter and Facebook that was deemed a threat against the Auburn Junior High School.

In a statement to the community Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said they learned of the post on Friday. It allegedly indicated the poster was going to ‘shoot up’ the junior high school on Monday.

The social media postings were originally intercepted by authorities in Auburn, Alabama, but redirected to police in Auburn, New York after IP addresses were analyzed.

Police obtained a search warrant with the help of prosecutors who located a phone that had been recently reset. A similar threat was ultimately found on the device possessed to the 14-year-old accused.

The student wasn’t identified, and Pirozzolo said they admitted to making the post. The student also claimed it was a joke. That said, the charges faced by the teen are no joke.

No weapons were located and the teen was charged with making a terroristic threat. Authorities don’t believe the teen had any intention or means of carrying out the threat.

The investigation into the incident remains active.