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15-year-old charged after threatening to shoot up Canal Fulton school on Instagram

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-03 17:20:02-05

A 15-year-old is facing a slew of charges after allegedly making threats to students at a local school on Instagram.

According to Canal Fulton police, the teen was charged with inducing panic, ethnic intimidation and telecommunication harassment.

On Dec. 28, authorities said they were notified about a teen harassing others on Instagram by making statements that were racist and abusive.

Police said the social media incident escalated and a statement regarding Northwest High School in Canal Fulton getting "shot up" was made.

Authorities were able to track the threat to an IP address at the home of the 15-year-old.

The teen was arrested and taken to the Multi-County Juvenile Attention System in Canton.