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Police: Student, 14, Threatened Violence at Tyrone Middle

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About half of the students at Tyrone Middle did not show up to school Friday.

ST. PETERSBURG -A 14-year-old Tyrone Middle School student was arrested after she made threats to the school last week, the St. Petersburg Police Department said.

The name of the girl is being withheld because of her age. Officers said Monday’s (March 5) arrest of the eighth grader was thanks to numerous tips and the cooperation of her parents. She faces a second degree felony charge of making a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner.

Police said that, on Wednesday (Feb. 28), she wrote a threatening message on a school bathroom wall. The next day the department learned that a picture of a boy holding a weapon in a Snapchat post, threatening violence at her school, was being circulated on social media.

Consequently, more than half of the students at Tyrone Middle School, 6421 22nd Ave. N in St. Petersburg, did not show up to school on Friday (March 2).

Police said they are encouraging students, teachers, parents and the community that if you see or hear something, continue to say something to police. But, officers said, please do not share any social media posts containing alleged or perceived threats or false reports.

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