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Police: Tyrone Middle student arrested after she made threats at school

By Will Kennedy, Times Staff Writer
Published: March 6, 2018 Updated: March 6, 2018 at 09:19 AM

ST. PETERSBURG — An eighth-grade student at Tyrone Middle School was arrested Monday after police said she made threats at the school last week.

The girl, 14, wrote threatening messages on bathroom walls in the school on Wednesday, according to police.

She was arrested with the with the cooperation of her parents and faces second-degree felony charges of making a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner.

The day after the message was found, she posted a photo on Snapchat of a young boy holding a weapon that began circulating around social media, causing nearly half of the school’s students to miss classes on Friday, police said.

Police say the photo was not credible, but showed the suspect in a string of robberies in Michigan.

A 14-year-old student at Tyrone Middle is facing a 2nd degree felony charge for a false report concerning use of firearm in a violent manner.

The 8th grader is responsible for this photo of a man circulated on social media, she also wrote a threat on the school's bathroom wall

— St. Pete Police (@StPetePD) March 6, 2018