2 Virginia teens arrested in separate school threats

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia teens have been arrested for allegedly making separate threats against schools.

Police said a 13-year-old boy has been charged in connection with posting a threatening note about a Norfolk middle school on social media Monday. The boy was charged with threatening bodily harm. Police said he was released to his parents.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the Twitter post threatened to “shoot up” Rosemont Middle School and “burn it to the ground.”

In a separate incident, a high school student in Virginia Beach was arrested Friday after classmates overheard him allegedly making threatening comments toward Landstown High School.

Principal Cheryl Askew wrote in a note to parents that police were contacted after three students reported the threat.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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