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Student arrested for social media threat to Newark High

A 17-year-old student at Newark High School was arrested after posting social media threats that grabbed some attention.

NEWARK (DE): Following the reported threat on social media of a school shooting at Newark High School on March 19th, Newark Police Detectives immediately began to investigate the incident.

According to a release by Newark Police Department, detectives began investigating after they learned of an “internet threat of a school shooting” at Newark High School which they received at approximately 6:45 a.m.

As an additional security measure, police say they increased their presence at the school. No incident or threats was observed on campus by police.

On March 20, 2018, Newark Police arrested a 17-year-old female Newark High School Freshman for posting the threat on social media.

The student was processed at Newark Police Headquarters and appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 in New Castle. She was released on $500 unsecured bond to appear in New Castle County Family Court at a later date.

Police did not provide any other details or motive for the threat.

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