ORION TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – A 14-year-old boy is locked up at Oakland County Children’s Village after allegedly threatening a school shooting on social media.

Deputies with the Oakland County Sheriff’s office on Tuesday were called to a home in Oxford Township by the father of a 14-year-old girl who was frightened by a threatening post that reference 1999’s “Columbine Shooting,” in which two students killed 13 people and injured 21 at a Colorado high school.

An investigation revealed the Instagram message was sent by a Scripps Middle School student, deputies said, and detectives interviewed the teen along with his parents.

“Detectives determined the threat as being non-viable,” according to the sheriff’s office report. “The suspect did not have the means or the capability to carry out a similar act at the school.”

The teen, whose name will not be released due to his age, signed a written statement and was taken into custody. Details of the message were not released.

A juvenile petition was submitted to the Oakland County Prosecutors Office which will determine charges.


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