METRO DGEST || Ex-Howland student charged in threat


HOWLAND

A juvenile suspect is charged with inducing panic after posting a threatening message directed toward Howland Middle School students Thursday.

The suspect is a former Howland student and resides in Oakland County, Mich. A Howland police spokeswoman on Friday declined to release the suspect's name, citing her age.

The suspect created a fake Snapchat account and stated she was going to shoot up the school. The Howland Local Schools Facebook page posted Friday: "The recent threat is a strong reminder that posting fictitious threats to an innocent student's name is cyberbullying and will not be tolerated by students, parents, staff or police. These individuals will be swiftly brought to justice, and victims will be supported."

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