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Baltimore police charge student with social media threat involving her high school

Baltimore police have charged a teenager with making a threat on social media against a high school.
Baltimore police have charged a teenager with making a threat on social media against a high school. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore police have arrested a 16-year-old girl accused of making a threat on social media against her school, Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School in East Baltimore.

She’s charged with making a threat of mass violence, police said.

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Investigators learned of the threat Tuesday. Officers worked with Baltimore City School Police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to identify and arrest the teen.

“The suspect confessed to police and was transported to the Baltimore City Juvenile Booking Facility,” police said in a statement.

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City schools are scheduled reopen Thursday with added security, following the winter holiday.

“In an abundance of caution, both Baltimore City Police and City Schools Police will be on site at Mervo to provide additional security,” city school officials said in a statement.

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