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Arenac County girl charged with making threat against high school

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Arenac County Sheriff's Office

Arenac County Sheriff's Office

Genesee County Prosecutor: School threats carry hefty felony charge, prison time

ARENAC COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - A second Mid-Michigan students is facing charges for an alleged school threat this week.

The Arenac County Sheriffs Office arrested a female student from Standish-Sterling High School on Friday after an investigation into a threat posted on social media.

Authorities say the girl is charged with terrorism, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Dozens of Mid-Michigan school districts closed on Friday due to a spate of threats posted online. They include all 21 public school districts in Genesee County and public schools in Tuscola County.

A Flint Southwestern Academy student was arrested Thursday after allegedly posting a threat toward her school online. 

Genesee County Prosecutor charges 17-year-old student with threatening to shoot up Flint Southwestern Academy on Thursday

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office also arrested a 15-year-old student from Lake Orion for allegations of making a school threat online. He remained in custody Friday at the Oakland County Children's Village detention center.

The Arenac County Sheriff's Office asked parents to speak with children about the consequences of posting threats online and the wave of copycat posts after Tuesday's deadly shooting at Oxford High School in Oakland County.

"Law enforcement has been flooded this week with complaints regarding threats and investigates each one in conjunction with the school districts," the sheriff's office posted on Facebook.