Teen, 14, arrested for Instagram threat to 'shoot up' school

SCHOOLCRAFT, MICH. - A 14-year-old boy is in custody at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home after he allegedly made threats to shooting up a school.

Police say the teen, who is not identified, posted the threatening message on Instagram, according to a news release. It was reported by school officials Saturday, Oct. 8.

An investigation led to the arrest of a 14-year-old boy for using terrorist threats -- a 20-year felony if convicted.

The message implied violence at a school but did not identify a specific school system, police said. They do not believe anyone else aided in the threat

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Schoolcraft Police Department at 269-679-5600 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

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