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Officials: 12-year-old girl arrested after school threats

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

Posted: Feb. 20, 2018 9:31 AM
Updated: Feb. 20, 2018 9:31 AM

DUGGER, Ind. (AP) — Investigators say a 12-year-old girl has been arrested after making online threats toward students and staff at a school in western Indiana.

Sullivan County sheriff's officials say tips helped authorities find the girl on Monday. Investigators believe she's responsible for threats via Snapchat. Sheriff Clark Cottom says no weapons were found and she faces a felony charge of intimidation.

The case is among about a dozen involving school threats in Indiana since the shooting last week at a Florida high school that killed 17 students and faculty.

Police arrested two boys in suburban Indianapolis following threats on social media that were directed at Carmel High School. And in southwestern Indiana, four Warrick County schools started the school day on alert Monday after a shooting threat on Snapchat.

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