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McLaughlin Student Arrested for Online Threat to Shoot Teacher

 

Last updated 5/16/2019 at 4:16pm

A 14-year-old McLaughlin Middle School student was arrested early Thursday morning after law enforcement received word that a threat against a teacher at McLaughlin Middle School and Fine Arts Academy was discussed on social media.

The Polk County Sheriff's office was alerted to the threat after the student exchanged comments Wednesday afternoon with a friend in the chat portion of Instagram. Officials reported that in text messages the student first talked about a possible fight with another student and asked whether he should bring a gun to school Thursday. In his exchange with the other...



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