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Centerville student arrested after making threat on Twitter

A Centerville student is locked up Wednesday after police say he threatened to shoot up his high school.

Police say several students were making fun of the 16 year old suspect on Twitter. In retaliation, he tweeted back, threatening to bring a rifle to school and kill the bullies. He’s charged with making false alarms, a misdemeanor. He was originally in even bigger trouble, facing a felony charge after police say he made terroristic threats, using less than 140 characters.

“When there’s a threat or something, that does have to be investigated because there’s always a possibility that they really mean what they say,” said Centerville grandmother, Pam Cash.

There seems to be an increase of these being reported lately. what I can’t understand is why the alleged victim didn’t simply block those who were sending such messages. It isn’t that hard on Twitter or Facebook to block someone from sending menacing and abusive postings.

ABC22now

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