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12-year-old girl arrested after Indiana school threats

February 21, 2018

Authorities say a 12-year-old girl in Dugger has been arrested after making online threats toward students and staff at a school in rural western Indiana.

The Sullivan County sheriff says the girl is responsible for threats via Snapchat directed at Dugger-Union Community School. Sheriff Clark Cottom says no weapons were found and the girl faces an intimidation charge.

The case is among about a dozen school threats in Indiana since the deadly shooting last week at a Florida high school.

Social media threats have also resulted in the arrests of two male students from Carmel High School near Indianapolis and a student at Columbus East High School in southern Indiana. Evansville police say a 17-year-old boy faces intimidation charges for writing a violence threat on a bathroom stall door last week at Reitz High School.

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