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Fargo high school student arrested for posting shooting threat, police say

FARGO -- A Fargo South High School student was arrested early Thursday, Sept. 22, on suspicion of terrorizing in connection with a social media post referencing a school shooting.

FARGO -- A Fargo South High School student was arrested early Thursday, Sept. 22, on suspicion of terrorizing in connection with a social media post referencing a school shooting.

Fargo police were contacted about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday by parents of students who said the student later arrested had posted a threat on social media, Fargo Deputy Police Joe Anderson said.

Anderson said officers were able to track down the source of the threat and went to a Fargo residence where they spoke to the 14-year-old student suspected of being involved as well as his parents. Officers determined the student didn’t have a firearm or access to one.

He said the student was arrested about 12:30 a.m. Thursday and taken to juvenile detention. Anderson expects the student will be charged in juvenile court with terrorizing.

The student apparently made a vague reference to a school shooting in a social media posting seen by other students, the deputy chief said.

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Anderson said based on what the student told police, the threat was made out of frustration the student was experiencing with school or possibly another student at South High.

A voice message went out to parents of South High students early Thursday letting them know what had occurred and that there was no immediate threat to the school.

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