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Student Arrested After Social Media Threats Made Against Several Broward Schools

Girl, 15, made threat against Miramar High School, arrest report said

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Authorities are investigating social media threats made over the weekend against several Broward County schools and have made at least one arrest, officials said Monday.

Broward County Public Schools officials said a student has been arrested for one of the incidents and there's an ongoing investigation to identify all responsible for the threats.

According to an arrest report, the female student had threatened a shooting at Miramar High School in a group chat.

The 15-year-old student, whose brother had attended Miramar High but who attends another school, later told police she made the threat as a joke, the report said.

District officials didn't say which other schools were involved but Fort Lauderdale Police officials said they were investigating threats made to Dillard High, Stranahan High and William Dandy Middle School.

There was increased security and police presence at the schools while the threatening posts were being investigated, officials said.

"We want to assure our families and community that all threats, including social media posts of a threatening nature, made towards any staff and students are taken seriously and will be thoroughly investigated," Broward County Public Schools said in a statement.

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